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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.

Barrister to be disbarred following fraud conviction

08 July 2014

A barrister has been ordered by an disciplinary tribunal to be disbarred for discreditable conduct after it emerged she had previously been convicted of fraud.

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.

COIC tribunals review: progress update

03 March 2014

A progress update on implementation of the COIC Review recommendations

BSB calls for entity regulation focus group participants

24 February 2014

BSB calls for entity regulation focus group participants

BSB response to the Legal Services Board’s decision on lay chairs for regulators

20 February 2014

BSB response to the LSB's decision on lay chairs for regulators

Barrister who committed £135,500 fraud in Malaysia is to be disbarred

13 February 2014

A barrister who was struck off the Roll of Advocates and Solicitors in Malaysia has been ordered by an independent disciplinary tribunal to be disbarred from the Bar in England and Wales. 

Barrister Connect update

12 February 2014

We are aware that a number of users are currently experiencing problems with the Barrister Connect system.

‘Employment barrister’ to be disbarred for lying to clients

12 February 2014

An independent public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister after it emerged she had misled clients.

Barrister with conviction for CS gas possession to be disbarred

10 February 2014

A barrister who failed to disclose previous criminal convictions is to be disbarred following an independent public disciplinary tribunal. 

BSB Statement on Richard Craven and the Bar Standards Board

06 February 2014

BSB Statement on Richard Craven and the Bar Standards Board (Appeal to the Visitors of the Inns of Court)

Barrister who intentionally misled client over appeal to be disbarred

05 February 2014

Barrister who intentionally misled client over appeal to be disbarred