01 March 2013

Practising Certificate renewal deadline is 31 March 2013

Barristers are reminded that the deadline for renewal of practising certificates is 31 March 2013.

The easiest way to pay is by logging on to www.barristerconnect.org.uk/login/  System support is available, please call the Records Office on 020 7242 0934 or email BarristerConnect@BarCouncil.org.uk.

This is the last year the Bar Standards Board (BSB) will be sending out paper renewal notices and so barristers are urged to familiarise themselves with the online system to ensure the BSB has an up-to-date contact email address.

As part of the certificate renewal process, Barristers will also be asked to fill in a voluntary diversity questionnaire. This information is used to monitor progress in increasing access to the bar and determining whether the BSB is regulating in a fair and non-discriminatory manner.

The diversity questionnaire can be accessed by selecting the 'Monitoring
Information' button on the home page. If you have any questions about the questionnaire contact equality@barstandardsboard.org.uk.