13 February 2016

How we do it

The work of the Bar Standards Board is carried out by:


Our Board

Our Board is made up of 15 people, a combination of lay people and barristers. The Board has had a lay majority since January 2012.


Our Committees 

We have five committees each of which reports to the Board


Our Staff

We have over eighty members of staff who work hard to support the work of the Board and its Committees


The Independent Observer

The BSB's lay Independent Observer provides independent assurance that the BSB's enforcement system is operating in line with its aims and objectives.


Risk-based Regulation

Find out more about our risk-based approach to regulating barristers.


The BSB and other regulators

We work with a range of other frontline regulators of legal services. Together, we run the Legal Choices website, aimed at helping members of the public in dealing with barristers and other lawyers. The Legal Choices website can be found here.

In addition, we have a Framework for the Sharing and Disclosure of Information with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.