The new equality rules of the BSB Handbook came into force on 1
September 2012 and include requirements to:
view the handbook in full online.
Please click here to view an extract of the Equality Rules and
guidance from the BSB Handbook.
*Note: chambers should send information about
their diversity data officer (DDO) to Equality@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk or
call 020 7611 1321.
BSB Support Products
The BSB has produced supporting information designed to assist
chambers in implementing all the equality rules. This
document can be downloaded here (plese note the document is large
and may take time to download):
Supporting Information to the BSB
Handbook Equality Rules
FAQs on the Equality
Provisions of the BSB Handbook - can be downloaded
Webinar: A webinar on the
rules (which was recorded in July 2012 and therefore
pre-dates the BSB handbook) accredited with 1 CPD hour may be
View webinar on new E&D rules.
The Bar Council will be organising regional information and
guidance events aimed at supporting the profession in implementing
the rules. Details of these events will be posted on the Bar Council website