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Barrister Connect goes live

05 March 2012

We, along with the Bar Council, have today launched Barrister Connect, a new system to enable barristers to renew their practising certificates online.

BAR REGULATOR URGES SWIFT UPTAKE OF A NEW QUALITY STANDARD FOR ADVOCACY

02 March 2012

The Bar Standards Board, the lead regulator for courtroom advocates in England and Wales, has called on fellow regulators to join with it in pressing ahead with an innovative scheme to maintain and improve standards of advocacy.

BSB urges swift uptake of new quality standard for advocates

02 March 2012

BSB urges swift uptake of new quality standard for advocates

Survey – Standards of Criminal Advocacy

14 February 2012

Survey – Standards of Criminal Advocacy

BAR COUNCIL AND BAR STANDARDS BOARD RELEASE BARRISTERS’ WORKING LIVES SURVEY RESULTS

31 January 2012

We, along with the Bar Council, have today released the results of our Barristers' Working Lives survey, the first in a planned series of biennial surveys of the Bar.

Our response to convicted barrister concerns

27 January 2012

The Bar Standards Board is aware that David Friesner has continued to represent clients despite a recent criminal conviction and we share the concerns raised by barristers and the public.

BSB publishes analysis of responses to International Practising Rules consultation

27 January 2012

The Bar Standards Board has published an analysis of responses to International Practising Rules consultation, which is now available to view and download.

BAR COUNCIL AND BAR STANDARDS BOARD PUBLISH BAR BAROMETER REPORT ON THE PROFESSION

18 January 2012

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, and the Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulator of barristers in England and Wales, have today published the first full edition of Bar Barometer, an annual report on statistical trends within the Bar.

Bar Standards Board and Bar Council publish Bar Barometer

18 January 2012

The BSB and the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, have today published the first full edition of Bar Barometer, an annual report on statistical trends within the Bar.

BPTC Online - deadline extended

12 January 2012

BPTC Online

Code review report

11 January 2012

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published an analysis of responses to the Review of the Code of Conduct consultation, which is now available to view and download.

Professional Conduct report - third quarter

05 January 2012

Our Professional Conduct Department has relased its third quarter report, it provides a summary of the key trends and performance of the Department for the period 1 July to 30 September 2011.

BSB office closure over Christmas and New Year

23 December 2011

The BSB's offices will be closed from midday on Friday 23 December 2011 to Tuesday 3 January 2012. The offices will re-open on 4 January 2012.

BARRISTERS’ REGULATOR SEEKS TO ADD AN APTITUDE TEST TO ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR BAR TRAINING COURSE

21 December 2011

The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulator of barristers in England and Wales, is consulting on the introduction of an Aptitude Test for all prospective students wishing to enter the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

BAR STANDARDS BOARD REAPPOINTS BARONESS RUTH DEECH AS CHAIR

16 December 2011

The Bar Standards Board, the regulator of barristers in England and Wales, has announced the reappointment of its Chair, Baroness Ruth Deech, for a further three year term starting in 2012.

BSB reappoints Baroness Ruth Deech as Chair

16 December 2011

We are pleased to announce the reappointment of our Chair, Baroness Ruth Deech, for a further three year term starting in 2012.

BSB launches new website

15 December 2011

We have launched our new website today, complete with a fresh modern design and improved functionality.

Invitation to tender – assessment organisations and CPD providers for QASA

14 December 2011

The Joint Advocacy Group (JAG) which represents the Bar Standards Board, ILEX Professional Standards and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is inviting tenders from organisations to deliver assessments and CPD.

BSB seeks to make it easier for public to instruct barristers directly

01 December 2011

We are consulting on amendments to our Code of Conduct for barristers following a review of our public access rules.

BAR STANDARDS BOARD SEEKS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO INSTRUCT BARRISTERS DIRECTLY

01 December 2011

The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, is consulting on amendments to its Code of Conduct for barristers following a review of its public access rules.

BAR REGULATORY BOARD TO BECOME LAY MAJORITY

21 September 2011

The Bar Standards Board has appointed five new lay Board members, ensuring that from January 2012 lay members will outnumber barrister members for the first time since its inception in 2006.

BAR REGULATOR APPROVED TO INTRODUCE NEW ANNUAL REGISTRATION SCHEME FOR BARRISTERS

18 August 2011

The Bar Standards Board (BSB), which regulates barristers in England and Wales, will adopt a more structured approach to barristers' registration, which will be known as authorisation to practise.

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