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 Practise
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 Professional Conduct
Department on 020 7611 1445.