25 April 2014

Professional Conduct Resources

IF YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE RESOURCES BELOW, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT DEPARTMENT

 

Information on the Complaints Process

Complaint Form and Guidance Notes

Equality Questionnaire

How to Make a Complaint about a Barrister - Leaflet

Information for Barristers Facing a Complaint - Leaflet

Information on Disciplinary Tribunals - Leaflet

Enforcement Process Flow-Diagram

 

The BSB Handbook

Part 5: The Enforcement Regulations, which include:

  • Part 5, Section 5A: Complaints Regulations
  • Part 5, Section 5B: The Disciplinary Tribunals Regulations
  • Part 5, Section 5C: Hearings before the Visitors Rules
  • Part 5, Section 5D: Interim Suspension and Disqualification Regulations 
  • Part 5, Section 5E: Fitness to Practise Regulations

 

The Enforcement Strategy

Thee Enforcement Strategy 2014

 

Policy and Guidance

Appeals against administrative sanctions - Guidance for barristers 

Guidance on Appeals against decisions of Disciplinary Tribunals and the Qualifications Committee of the Bar Standards Board (Applicable only to tribunal decisions made on or after 7 January 2014)

Guidance on the Application of the Hearings Before the Visitors Rules 2010  (Applicable only to tribunal decisions made on or before 6 January 2014)

Guidance of the Fitness to Practise Regulations

Determination by Consent - Explanatory note for barristers

Complaints of Discrimination and/or Victimisation or Harassment

 

Authorisations under Part 5 of the BSB Handbook

Policy on authorisations under Part 5 of the BSB Handbook

Annex 1: Table of Authorisations

Annex 2: Authorisations - Template

 

Categorisation of complaints

Categorisation of complaints and staff authority to take decisions

Annex 1: Table of Categorisations

 

Publication and Disclosure

BTAS' Policy on the Publication of Disciplinary Findings (Applicable to findings made by Disciplinary Tribunals from 1 February 2013)

BSB's Policy on the Publication of Disciplinary Findings (Applicable to findings made by Disciplinary Tribunals before 1 February 2013)

Disclosure of Documents in Disciplinary Proceedings*

 

Sentencing Guidance

Sentencing Guidance 2014

Sentencing Guidance 2013

Sentencing Guidance 2009

 

Information and Guidance Packs

Committee Information and Guidance Pack 2014 (Applicable from 6 January 2014)

Committee Information and Guidance Pack 2013 (Applicable up to 5 January 2014)

Prosecution Panel Information and Guidance Pack 2014 (Applicable from 6 January 2014)

Prosecution Panel Information and Guidance Pack 2011 (Applicable up to 5 January 2014)

 

Disciplinary Tribunals

Guidance on Attending a Disciplinary Tribunal

Guidance for Witnesses Called to Give Evidence at Disciplinary Tribunals

Location Map for Disciplinary Tribunals

 

The Legal Ombudsman (LeO)

Legal Ombudsman Conduct complaints - Referrals to the Bar Standards Board*

 

Performance Reports and Reviews

Annual and Quarterly Performance Reports 

User Feedback Survey Reports

Diversity Reports

Strategic Review 2007

Thematic Review: Complaints Received From Litigants in Person (or Self-Represented Litigants)

 

Reports of the Independent Observer

Independent Observer's Report (June 2013 - October 2013) - Interim Report

Independent Observer's Annual Report (June 2012 - May 2013)

Independent Observer's Annual Report (May 2011 - May 2012)