22 April 2013

The Bar Standards Board publishes new Strategic Plan 2013-16

The Bar Standards Board today publishes a new Strategic Plan, which sets out the organisation's vision for 2013-16. Also published today is the BSB's Business Plan for 2013-14, outlining the aims and programmes of work for the coming year.  

Together the plans set out five strategic aims for the period 2013-16. These include:
• Implementing new specialist regulatory frameworks for advocacy services;
• Promoting greater public and professional understanding of what we do and why;
• Setting and maintaining high standards of entry to, and practice for, the profession;
• Taking a more risk- and evidence-based approach to what we do; and
• Striving for best practice as an organisation for those whom we serve and those who work for us.

ENDS

Notes to editors 

The Bar Standards Board's Business Plan for 2013-14 is available to download here. The Strategic Plan for 2013-16 can be found here.

The Bar Standards Board regulates barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales in the public interest. It is responsible for:
• Setting the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister
• Setting continuing training requirements to ensure that barristers' skills are maintained throughout their careers
• Setting standards of conduct for barristers
• Monitoring the service provided by barristers to assure quality, and handling complaints against barristers and taking disciplinary or other action where appropriate

Contact: the Bar Standards Board Press Office on 02076111392.