21 August 2019

BSB Handbook

From 6 January 2014 the Bar should refer to a new Handbook for rules and guidance on their conduct as barristers. The revised Code now forms Part Two of the new BSB 'Handbook', which brings together all the BSB's regulations and guidance for barristers into one publication. Read more about the changes in this press release.

Read the second edition of  BSB Handbook.

Please note that scored through text regarding entity regulation (which is provided for those who are interested in our entity proposals) is still subject to approval by the Legal Services Board.

The electronic Handbook is now available: http://handbook.barstandardsboard.org.uk

This is compatible with smart phones and tablets. It has an improved search and navigation function to help guide barristers through the Handbook and it can also be accessed offline on mobile devices once it is downloaded.

Find out more

During November 2013 we ran a range of free CPD accredited events across all circuits. You can download the slides from the roadshows.

Handbook aids

Watch the Handbook webinar.

A CPD-accredited podcast to help barristers get to grips with the  Bar Standards Board (BSB) Handbook and revised Code of Conduct has also been launched.


For more information about the new Handbook, email bsbcontactus@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk. If you have a specific query about supervision, please email supervision@barstandardsboard.org.uk