In this section, you can access the BSB Handbook which contains the Code of Conduct for barristers. You can also read our Code Guidance and find out how to apply for waivers and exemptions from the rules.
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The BSB Handbook
On the BSB Handbook page, you can access the latest version of the Handbook, read the BSB Chair’s introduction to the Handbook, read the release notes for versions 4.0 - 4.6 of the Handbook, and download older versions of the Handbook.VISIT THE BSB HANDBOOK PAGE
On the Code Guidance page, you can download Code Guidance to assist you in complying with your obligations under the BSB Handbook. This includes Code Guidance on the Public Access Rules and Transparency Rules.VISIT THE CODE GUIDANCE PAGE
Waivers and exemptions from rules
On the Waivers and Exemptions page, you can find links to application forms and guidelines on waivers and exemptions from rules in the BSB Handbook. This includes those related to CPD, Public and Licensed Access, conducting litigation, and the Qualified Person requirement.VISIT WAIVERS AND EXEMPTIONS PAGE