This page provides information for barristers who are
subject to Fitness to practise proceedings and those that are
involved or interested in the Fitness to practise
Fitness to practise proceedings are governed by the Fitness to
Practise Regulations which you can find at
Part 5, Section E of the BSB Handbook.
These proceedings are confined to determining whether a
barrister's fitness to practise is impaired as a result of their
health and, if so, whether any restrictions on practice should be
We have produced
guidance on our Fitness to Practise Regulations
for the benefit of barristers and BSB authorised
individuals, their representatives and members of any Fitness
to Practise Panel or Appeal Panel established under the Fitness to
The guidance is not exhaustive and will be reviewed from time to
time in light of experience and any relevant case law.
If you require a hard copy please phone the Bar Standards Board
switchboard on 020 7611 1444 and ask to be put
through to Professional Conduct Department.