19 October 2018

Are you keen to make a contribution to the regulation of barristers?

Are you keen to make a contribution to the regulation of barristers? 

The Bar Standards Board, the independent regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, is seeking new members for its Committees.

We need:

  • Barrister members for the Professional Conduct Committee.
  • Barrister members for the Qualifications Committee. 

We would welcome barristers from any practice area, with expertise in crime, family and equality and diversity areas of practice particularly welcome.

The organisation

As the independent regulator for barristers in England and Wales, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) is responsible for setting the education, training and conduct requirements for being a barrister; handling complaints and disciplinary matters and assuring the quality of the profession.

The Bar Standards Board is going through a period of change, having recently reviewed its governance arrangements in relation to many of its committees. The Professional Conduct and Qualifications Committees are also under review, which may result in changes to how the committees operate.  Appointments will therefore be for an initial period of up to two years.

Meetings will take place in London, but some UK travel may be necessary.

For more information and to apply please visit the About Us section of our website. Candidates should provide a letter outlining how they meet the competencies required for the positions, together with a brief CV.  If you have any queries, please contact Natalie Zara in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 11 January 2016

Interviews will take place in London in the weeks commencing 18 and 25 January 2016.  Dates may vary, including the possible addition of other dates, depending on panel and applicant availability.