18 October 2018

Committee Information and Guidance Pack 2016

You can access the 2016 version of the pack by clicking on the link below. This version of the Pack is applicable from 6 January 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact the Professional Conduct Department.



Professional Conduct Committee Guidance Pack 2016

 

Front Cover of Guidance Pack 2016

Index

Section 1
Introduction from the Chair

Section 2
About the Bar Standards Board
Structure charts
BSB Business Plan - 2015-16

Section 3
Regulatory framework
Regulatory framework (prior to 6 January 2014)
Enforcement Strategy
Supervision Strategy

Section 4
The Enforcement process and Administrative Sanctions
The Enforcement Process - flowchart
Discretionary administrative fines Factors for determining level of fine

Section 5
Overview of the disciplinary processes

Section 6
The Legal Ombudsman

Section 7
Other powers of the Committee

Section 8
Procedure and decisions at Committee meetings

Section 9
Committee work - role and responsibilities of members

Section 10
Responsibilities of, and information for, lay members
Travel and Expenses Policy
Expenses Claim Form

Section 11
Expectations and performance standards for Committee members

Section 12
Feedback to Committee members

Section 13
Professional Conduct Department - roles and responsibilities
Professional Conduct Department contact details

Section 14
Annex 1 - Cover sheet - Guidance professional misconduct charges (guidance to follow)

Section 15
Annex 2 - Cover sheet - Committee teams
Annex 2 - Committee teams

Section 16
Annex 3 - Cover sheet - Committee meeting dates 2016
Annex 3 - Committee meeting dates

Section 17
Annex 4 - Cover sheet Policy and Guidance
Annex 4 - Initial Assessment of External Complaints
Annex 4 - Investigation of Complaints
Annex 4 - Categorisation of complaints
Annex 4 - Guidance for LeO on conduct referrals
Annex 4 - Complaint referrals to and from LeO
Annex 4 - Authorisation of functions/powers under Part 5 of the BSB Handbook
Annex 4 - Decision making criteria (to follow)
Annex 4 - Attendances on Chair or Committee Members and Committee Advice
Annex 4 - Determination by Consent ('DBC') - Explanatory note for barristers
Annex 4 - Administrative sanctions and Appeals (internal guidance)
Annex 4 - Disciplinary action - settling, reconsidering and withdrawing charges
Annex 4 - Quality Review Sub-Committee (QRSC) - review of staff decisions
Annex 4 - Guidance on acting as a PCC Mentor
Annex 4 - Guidance on the PCC Mentoring Scheme

Section 18
Annex 5 - Cover sheet BSB Governance policies
Annex 5 - Professional Conduct Committee Terms of Reference
Annex 5 - Gifts and Hospitality Policy
Annex 5 - Declarations of Interests Policy

Section 19
Annex 6 - Cover sheet - Additional resources
Annex 6 - Introduction to the Inns of Court
Annex 6 - Glossary of Common Terms at the Bar