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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

Bar Standards Board statement on the judicial review of QASA (appeal)

04 February 2014

BSB statement on the judicial review of QASA (appeal)

Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP keynote speech at the launch of new BSB Handbook

23 January 2014

Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP keynote speech at the launch of new BSB Handbook

Barrister who falsified degrees from Harvard and Oxford University to be disbarred

22 January 2014

A barrister who falsified educational qualifications is to be disbarred, following a successful appeal by the BSB against the sentence of an independent Disciplinary Tribunal. 

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

07 January 2014

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

BSB statement on Public Access rules and international work

06 January 2014

BSB statement on Public Access rules and international work

New Handbook and Code of Conduct come into effect with minor amendments

06 January 2014

New Handbook and Code of Conduct come into effect

Reminder: first round for BPTC applications closes on 9 January 2014 (2.00pm)

02 January 2014

First round for BPTC applications closes on 9 January 2014

BSB consultation on litigation authorisation application fees

20 December 2013

BSB consultation on litigation authorisation application fees

BSB publishes guidance on deliberately failing to attend court

18 December 2013

The Bar Standards Board publishes guidance on deliberately failing to attend court

The BSB will be closed over Christmas and New Year

18 December 2013

The BSB will be closed over Christmas and New Year

BSB responds to LSB consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training

11 December 2013

The BSB has published its response to the LSB's consultation on increasing flexibility in legal education and training.

BSB produces additional clarification in relation to Public Access rules and foreign work

02 December 2013

BSB produces additional clarification in relation to Public Access rules and foreign work.

CPD-accredited podcast on the new BSB Handbook launched

02 December 2013

CPD-accredited podcast on the new BSB Handbook launched