20 March 2018

Last chance to comment by 15 September on proposed Handbook rule changes

We are currently conducting  a consultation seeking views on a number of proposed rule changes to the BSB Handbook. These changes would require barristers to provide us with additional information when completing the Authorisation to Practise process from 2018.

At the BSB, we aim to take a risk and evidence-based, proportionate, approach to regulation. We also work hard to minimise regulatory costs. So, we are asking for this information because:

  • it will help us to be more focused and efficient in our regulation (by collecting data around types and areas of practice);
  • it will help us to improve standards in proceedings with young people;
  • it will help us to protect the confidentiality of the data that barristers provide; and
  • in some cases we are also required to do so under the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations).

Please share your views on our consultation by 15 September 2017.