Our Board runs its work through several committees.
We appoint a Recruitment Panel to oversee the selection of
new members of our committees on an annual basis. The
Recruitment Panel is responsible for:
We advertise for new committee members at least once a year, all
vacancies will be advertised on our website - Bar
Standards Board jobs
Training - Responsible for setting the standards of
education and training that people must reach before being
able to practise as barristers, together with the further training
requirements that barristers must comply with throughout their
Diversity - Responsible for ensuring that the
BSB's functions have given due consideration to eliminating
discrimination and promoting equality.
Governance, Risk and Audit - Responsible for
ensuring the maintenance of good governance standards and internal
Planning, Resources and Performance - Responsible for
work relating to development of strategic direction,
resources allocation and performance monitoring.
Committee - decides whether or not to take enforcement
action against barristers who have breached the BSB Handbook.
- The Qualifications Committee decides on individual applications
from people wishing to practise as barristers who may be entitled
to a waiver or exemption from the normal training requirements.
Responsible for the BSB Handbook, which all barristers must comply
with, and issuing guidance on good practice.
Responsible for giving advice on matters relating to supervision of
barristers, chambers, and entities