Our Authorisations Team takes decisions relating to:

We have a responsibility to safeguard the public in line with our regulatory objectives and when assessing applications from barristers, prospective barristers and organisations we take a risk and evidence based approach. This means that we consider the effect our decisions will have on the public and the profession.

Applications are considered and determined under the powers of our Board, which are delegated to our staff to give them the authority to take these decisions.

When taking our decisions, we refer to the BSB Handbook’s criteria and guidelines and expect those applying to us to supply all the necessary evidence in support of their application. 

Related content:

Authorisations Team Service Update Page

Reviews and Appeals of Authorisations Decisions