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Bar Standards Board to work with CILEx Law School on in-house training

11 December 2014

The BSB is to introduce new training in the English Legal System for its support staff.

Barrister to be disbarred for misleading client about status of immigration documents

04 December 2014

An independent public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister after it emerged that he had lied to his client about submitting to the UK Border Agency an application for discretionary leave to remain in the UK.

Legal Aid Agency publishes timetable for 2015 tender process – prospective BSB authorised entities urged to get in touch

03 December 2014

Any prospective barrister-based business entity planning to seek Bar Standards Board (BSB) authorisation and wishing to tender for the 2015 Legal Aid Agency's (LAA's) contracts, is urged to apply early for BSB entity regulation.

LSB approves BSB’s application to regulate entities

02 December 2014

The BSB is pleased to confirm that its application to the Legal Services Board to become a regulator of entities has been approved. 

Barrister ordered to be disbarred after second disciplinary hearing

02 December 2014

A barrister who successfully appealed the decision of a previous public disciplinary tribunal was yesterday ordered by a new tribunal panel to be disbarred. 

Implementation of Bar Tribunal arrangements “progressing well”

28 November 2014

A Bar Standards Board (BSB) annual report into the arrangements relating to the operation of the independent Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) has found no significant issues to report and improvements in the service being sustained.

BSB launches new survey for barristers about standard contractual terms

28 November 2014

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a new survey for self-employed barristers and their clerks to provide information about the basis on which they are being instructed.

BSB Statement following the conviction of barrister for "bomb hoax"

26 November 2014

A statement following the conviction of barrister Michael Shrimpton yesterday for a bomb hoax.

What makes a good Youth Court advocate? Have your say.

24 November 2014

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Ilex Professional Standards (IPS) have today called on barristers’ and chartered legal executives’ experiences and expertise to help the regulators establish the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and competently in the Youth Justice System.

Barristers disbarred for repeatedly refusing to pay thousands of pounds in fines and costs

12 November 2014

Two public disciplinary tribunals have each ordered the disbarment of two barristers for repeatedly refusing to pay almost £12,000 in fines and costs between them.

Barrister with history of misconduct disbarred for “persistent departure” from professional standards

12 November 2014

An independent public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister after his professional conduct was described by the panel's chair as representing a "persistent departure from the standards expected of a barrister". 

Regulator removes restrictions on CPD Providers to create more efficient accreditation scheme

11 November 2014

The current accreditation system for continuing professional development is to be overhauled and replaced with a more efficient scheme in the New Year, the Bar Standards Board has announced.  

Future Bar Training Workshop - Help us describe the skills and knowledge all newly-qualified barristers need from day one

03 November 2014

The BSB will be holding a series of interactive workshops for members of the Bar to share their thoughts on the knowledge, skills and attributes that anyone entering the profession should be able to demonstrate at the point of qualification. 

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.

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