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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

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

Barristers’ CPD obligations to change with immediate effect

28 November 2013

Changes to barristers' CPD obligations

BSB acts to clarify regulatory position over Very High Cost Cases (VHCCs)

25 November 2013

The Bar Standards Board has moved to correct a regulatory anomaly relating to Very High Cost Cases (VHCCs) and the Cab Rank rule (CRR).              

BSB Handbook roadshows continue

25 November 2013

BSB Handbook roadshows

Barrister to be disbarred for prejudicing the administration of justice

22 November 2013

A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for acting in a way that was prejudicial to the administration of justice.

Barrister disbarred for assisting forgery

20 November 2013

Barrister disbarred for assisting forgery 

Barrister disbarred for endangering police helicopter

12 November 2013

Barrister disbarred for endangering police helicopter 

New chambers' supervision strategy launched

05 November 2013

New Chambers supervision strategy launched 

New disqualification rules to apply to lay employees

04 November 2013

New rules will allow the BSB to disqualify lay employees.

Barrister to be disbarred for £900,000 fraud

24 October 2013

A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for dishonest conduct following convictions for fraud offences.

BSB statement on Leathley, Mehey, Hayes v Visitors to the Inns of Court

16 October 2013

BSB statement on Leathley, Mehey, Hayes v Visitors to the Inns of Court.

Bar Standards Board Statement on costs and the judicial review of QASA

11 October 2013

BSB Statement on costs and the judicial review of QASA

The BSB responds to the Legal Education & Training Review

08 October 2013

The BSB responds to the Legal Education & Training Review

Changes to Public Access rules come into effect

04 October 2013

Changes to Public Access rules come into effect