This page is for barristers, and other people we
regulate, who are part of the Fitness to Practise process and
anyone involved or interested in this area of regulation.
The Fitness to Practise process is covered by the
Fitness to Practise Regulations which you can find at
Part 5, Section E of the BSB Handbook beginning at page
The process is about deciding whether your
fitness to practise is impaired because of your health and, if it
is, whether anything should be done to restrict your practice.
We have some
guidance on our Fitness to Practise Regulations for
people we regulate, their representatives, and members of any
Fitness to Practise Panel or Appeal Panel which was created under
the Fitness to Practise Regulations.
The guidance may not cover everything and will be
updated from time to time based on our experiences and any changes
in the law.
If you need a hard copy of the regulations and/or
the guidance please phone our switchboard on 020 7611
1444 and ask to be put through to the Professional Conduct