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BSB launches ambitious new programme to reshape legal education and training and tells the Bar: we want your help

31 October 2014

BSB launches ambitious new programme to reshape legal education and training. 

BSB agrees to remove barristers’ registration deadline for QASA

24 October 2014

Bar Standards Board agrees to remove barristers' registration deadline for Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA)

BSB’s new approach to working with chambers can help improve barristers’ businesses

24 October 2014

New report on pilot supervision visits shows the BSB's new approach to working with chambers can help improve barristers' businesses

Current guidance on returning instructions “the most appropriate way of protecting clients’ interests”

24 October 2014

The BSB has agreed that there is to be no new guidance on situations where barristers can, or are obliged to, withdraw their services - known as "returning instructions". 

Bar Standards Board welcomes new Legal Services Board Chief Executive

23 October 2014

The BSB welcomes the appointment of the new Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board

Reminder: Barristers no longer have to return CPD cards to the regulator

15 October 2014

Reminder: Barristers no longer have to return CPD cards to the regulator

Wanted: views on the cost of legal services regulation

13 October 2014

The Legal Services Board

Call for evidence: review of standard contractual terms and cab rank rule

10 October 2014

Call for evidence: review of standard contractual terms and cab rank rule

Court of Appeal dismisses legal challenge to quality assurance scheme for advocates (QASA)

07 October 2014

An appeal against the High Court's decision to dismiss a judicial review of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) has been rejected by the Court of Appeal

Reminder to Public Access barristers

03 October 2014

Public Access barristers who have not yet undertaken the required top-up training have 12 months left to do so

BSB enforcement activity producing better outcomes: time taken to investigate complaints against barristers reducing

19 September 2014

Publication of PCD Annual Report - enforcement activity is producing better outcomes and the time taken to investigate complaints against barristers is reducing.

New board members for the Bar Standards Board

19 September 2014

New board members announced for the Bar Standards Board

Independent review shows Bar Standards Board’s complaints handling process “fair, consistent, and well-reasoned”

19 September 2014

Independent review shows Bar Standards Board’s complaints handling process “fair, consistent, and well-reasoned”

Bar Standards Board launches consultation on entity authorisation fees

11 September 2014

Bar Standards Board consultation on entity authorisation fees

REMINDER: Last chance to have your say on entity regulation rule changes and insurance

02 September 2014

REMINDER: Last chance to have your say on entity regulation rule changes and insurance

The BSB publishes Annual Report for 2013-14

28 July 2014

The BSB has now published its 2013-14 Annual Report, which outlines the significant progress we have made towards our strategic aims

New Chair of the Bar Standards Board announced

22 July 2014

The Bar Standards Board has announced that Sir Andrew Burns KCMG has been appointed as the new Chair of the BSB with effect from 1 January 2015. 

Barrister to be disbarred for multiple charges of serious misconduct

17 July 2014

A disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister after she admitted a series of charges of serious misconduct. 

BSB launches consultation on entity regulation rule changes and insurance

10 July 2014

The BSB launches consultation on entity regulation rule changes and insurance

Want to share your views on our regulatory regime for entities? Come along to one of our consultation meetings

10 July 2014

The BSB is seeking views on specific aspects of its proposals for regulating entities - companies or partnerships that provide advocacy, litigation, and expert legal advice services.

Bar Barometer tenancy figures corrected

02 July 2014

Bar Barometer tenancy figures corrected

BSB statement on Public Access rules and foreign work

01 July 2014

BSB statement on Public Access rules and foreign work

New businesses for barristers – BSB seeks approval to become a regulator of entities

27 June 2014

The Bar Standards Board has applied to the Legal Services Board to become a regulator of entities.

Barrister to be disbarred for dishonesty

24 June 2014

A barrister who lied about her employment status and history has been ordered by an independent disciplinary tribunal to be disbarred from the profession.

Barristers’ Regulator welcomes discussions on accreditation and training for appearance in Youth Courts

19 June 2014

The BSB welcomes discussions on accreditation and training for appearance in Youth Courts

BSB and Bar Council release Barristers' Working Lives Survey results

18 June 2014

Bar Standards Board and Bar Council release Barristers' Working Lives Survey' results from the second biennial survey of the Bar

New Equality objectives for 2014-15

03 June 2014

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has developed and adopted five new equality objectives for 2014-15.

Reminder to chambers: fair recruitment rule comes into force on 1 July 2014

02 June 2014

Reminder to chambers: fair recruitment rule comes into force on 1 July 2014

Barrister who failed to pay £5,000 tribunal fine to be disbarred

30 May 2014

Barrister who failed to pay £5,000 tribunal fine to be disbarred

Barrister to be disbarred for tax fraud of almost £80,000

28 May 2014

A barrister who avoided paying over £77,000 in income tax and VAT was ordered to be disbarred from the profession, following an independent public disciplinary tribunal.

Bar Standards Board starts spot-checking CPD record cards

22 May 2014

The BSB has started conducting random spot-checks of barristers' CPD record cards. 

Bar Standards Board statement on QASA following latest Court of Appeal decision

15 May 2014

BSB statement on QASA following latest Court of Appeal decision

Joint Advocacy Group statement on QASA

09 May 2014

Joint Advocacy Group statement on QASA

Bar Barometer tenancy figures corrected

07 May 2014

The Bar Council and BSB have re-published the Bar Barometer 2014 with corrected tenancy figures

The BSB responds to the Jeffrey Review into independent advocacy in England and Wales

07 May 2014

The Bar Standards Board responds to the Jeffrey Review into independent advocacy in England and Wales

BSB statement on Kaplan’s decision to discontinue its BPTC Programme

02 May 2014

BSB statement on Kaplan’s decision to discontinue its BPTC Programme

BSB statement on the government’s response to the call for evidence on the review of the legal services regulatory framework

01 May 2014

BSB statement on the government's response to the call for evidence on the review of the legal services regulatory framework

Chambers: deadline for Impact Audit survey extended to 1 May

28 April 2014

Chambers: deadline for Impact Audit survey extended to 1 May

Joint Advocacy Group statement on QASA registration timetable

16 April 2014

Joint Advocacy Group statement on changes to QASA registration timetable

The Bar Standards Board publishes new Business Plan for 2014-15

07 April 2014

BSB Business Plan 2014-15 published

Recruitment of next Chair of the Bar Standards Board

06 April 2014

The BSB is now recruiting for a lay Chair to succeed Baroness Deech QC (Hon), whose term of office ends on 31 December 2014

Correction: Bar Barometer 2014

04 April 2014

Correction: The Bar Barometer 2014

Barrister to be disbarred for past involvement in multi-million pound mortgage fraud

01 April 2014

A barrister who was struck off as a solicitor for being involved in a multi-million pound mortgage fraud has been disbarred.

Chambers: keep an eye out this week for your Impact Audit surveys

01 April 2014

All chambers should this week receive a notice alerting them to their Impact Audit survey - part of the BSB's new approach to supervision.

Statistics and trends in the barristers’ profession published

01 April 2014

The Bar Barometer 2014 presents data for the main stages of training for the Bar and for those in practice.

Barrister who represented clients in criminal trial while suspended to be disbarred

21 March 2014

Barrister who represented clients in criminal trial while suspended to be disbarred.

REMINDER: All pupillages must be advertised on the Pupillage Gateway

10 March 2014

The BSB reminds members of the Bar that pupillages must be advertised on the  Pupillage Gateway

New guidance will help barristers carry out their duties to clients, says regulator

05 March 2014

New guidance for solicitors will help barristers carry out their duties to clients.