Regulatory Update is our monthly update providing the latest regulatory news for the Bar. It covers current issues affecting the profession including: rules and guidance relating to the Handbook and its Code of Conduct, our policies and procedures, continuing professional development, training for the Bar and our events. It also informs barristers about our consultations providing the opportunity for the Bar to shape our work.

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All unregistered or non-practising barristers remain members of the profession and remain subject to certain Core Duties and Conduct Rules within the BSB Handbook. Even when they are not providing legal services, Core Duties five and nine apply to them. Reading Regulatory Update is the easiest way to keep up with important news. Read more guidance for unregistered barristers.

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