Closed consultations

On this page you will be able to view and download past consultations that we have issued.


Consultation on the Bar Standards Board's strategic programme for 2019-22

October 2018

BSB seeks views on draft of new Bar training rules

July 2018

Sexual orientation and religion or belief monitoring within chambers and BSB entities

April 2018

Modernising Regulatory Decision Making

Annex 1 Modernising Regulatory Decision Making - Consultation Paper Governance Principles.

Annex 2 Modernising Regulatory Decision Making - Consultation Paper - Enforcement Decision Regulations.

A Review of the Bar Standards Board's Enforcement Decision Making

Appraisal of options for the Bar Standards Board's Authorisation Decision Making

Consultation event

BSB response to consultation responses

March 2018

Shaping the education and training requirements for prospective barristers 

Draft Authorisation Framework for the Approval of Education and Training Organisations

October 2017

Response to the Competition and Market Authority's Recommendations: Policy Consultation on Transparency Standards

Summary of responses

October 2017

Consultation on Changes to the Public and Licensed Access Rules

Summary of responses

June 2017

New information and registration requirements for the Bar consultation on rule change

Summary of responses

June 2017

Review of the Standard of Proof Applied in Professional Misconduct Proceedings

Summary of Responses

BSB response

May 2017

Consultation on a possible change to parental leave rules

November 2016

Future of Training for the Bar: Future Routes to Authorisation

COIC and Bar Council proposal

October 2016

Legal Services Board consultation: Section 69 Order to modify the functions of the Bar Council (links to the LSB website).

November 2016

CPD Rule change consultation

Read a report on the responses to this consultation


May 2016

Licensed access survey

April 2016

Future Bar Training: Professional Statement threshold standard and competences


March 2016

Draft Strategic Plan 2016-19

January 2016

Consultation: Fees and Charges

Survey questions on Fees and Charges

December 2015

Consultation: Cost of licensing authorised BSB Alternative Business Structures

December 2015

Consultation: Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates

October 2015

Consultation: Amending the definition of employed barrister (non-authorised body)

October 2015

Consultation: The Future of Training for the Bar: Academic, Vocational and Professional Stages of Training

A summary of the above consultation is available here

Read the responses to the above consultation.

July 2015

Consultation: Disciplinary Tribunal Regulations (DTR)

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3 

July 2015

 Consultation: amendment to Bar Standards Board powers 

Our response to the above consultation is available here. 

July 2015

Consultation: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

June 2015

Consultation: insurance requirements for single person entities

June 2015

Future Bar Training Consultation: The Professional Statement

June 2015

 Consultation on the Cab Rank Rule, standard contractual terms, and the list of defaulting solicitors

June 2015

Consultation on amendment to the Professional Conduct Committee's power to take "no further action"

February 2015
Call for evidence: review of standard contractual terms and the cab rank rule
Oct 2014
Entity Regulation: entity authorisation fees
Sept 2014
Entity Regulation rule changes and insurance
July 2014
Consultation Paper on Changes to the Guidance on Returning Instructions
April 2014
BSB consultation on litigation authorisation application fees January 2014
Risk-Based Supervision Consultation June 2013
Fitness to Practise  March 2013
QASA fourth consultation  October 2012
Bar Transfer Test  August 2012
New BSB Handbook and Entity regulation  June 2012
Public Access Consultation   March 2012
Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT)   February 2012
Proposed regulatory changes - QASA  September 2011
Continuing Professional Development  September 2011
International Practising Rules  August 2011
Code of Conduct for the Bar  April 2011
Equality and Diversity provisions for Code  March 2011
Regulating Entities (third LSA 2007 consultation)  December 2010
Quality Assurance Scheme for criminal advocates  November 2010
Development of authorisation to practise  June 2010
Advocacy Standards  March 2010
The structure of Self-Employed practice  October 2009
Review of the Code -conduct rules  June 2009
Legal Services Act 2007 -LDPS  March 2009
Acceptance and return of Instructions  July 2008
Public Access Rules  July 2008
Legal Services Act 2007 - Regulation implications  July 2008
Complaints and Disciplinary processes  February 2008
Equality and Diversity Action Plan  January 2008
Chambers Complaints Handling  December 2007
Review of the Code of Conduct  September 2007
Entertainment of Solicitors  March 2007
Acceptance of Instructions  December 2006
Draft Strategic Plan 2007-09  October 2006
Deferral of Call  November 2006
Complaints Redress  September 2006