27 May 2018

BSB agrees to remove barristers’ registration deadline for QASA

24 October 2014

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has agreed to remove the deadline of 31 December 2014 for barristers to register under the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) while the board and other regulators consider how best to implement the scheme.

The BSB reached the decision at its monthly board meeting last night on 23 October 2014. It agreed to consider a detailed implementation proposal when the board meets in January 2015, following which further announcements will be made.

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Notes to editors

About the QASA
For more information about the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, please visit: http://bit.ly/1wjZL2q

About the judicial review of QASA
For a copy of the Court of Appeal's decision, dated 7 October 2014, please see: http://bit.ly/1nySquZ

About the Bar Standards Board
Our mission is to regulate the Bar so as to promote high standards of practice and safeguard clients and the public interest. For more information about what we do visit: http://bit.ly/1gwui8t

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