30 July 2015

Concerns about a barrister

• If the barrister is acting for you and you are not satisfied with their service you should contact the Legal Ombudsman  (please also read our Frequently Asked Questions for further information).

• If the barrister is not acting for you and you want to complain about their behaviour, sometimes referred to as professional misconduct, you should make your complaint to us.

Examples of professional misconduct include:

  • misleading the court
  • failing to keep information confidential 
  • acting dishonestly or in a way that damages the profession's reputation
  • discriminating against you because or your race, sex, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or marital/ civil partnership status

To make your complaint to us you will need to download and complete our Complaints Form. The form has guidance attached to help you complete the form. 

Please also complete and return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form at the same time as you send your complaint form, so that we can see how our policies and services affect people from different backgrounds.


Before making a complaint you may find it useful to:

Contact us

lf you have access requirements, unanswered questions, or would like advice on the complaints process, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Phone: 020 7611 1444

Email: assessmentcomplaints@barstandardsboard.org.uk

If you are disabled and require assistance in making a complaint, please let us know so we can make all reasonable adjustments to ensure that you are not disadvantaged in making your complaint.

Please also read our  Frequently Asked Questions for more information.