A CPD Steering Group was commissioned in 2011 to review the
Bar's CPD scheme on behalf of the Bar Standards Board. The CPD
Steering Group concluded its work in 2013, after it reported to the
Board with its final recommendations for improvement. An outline
proposal for a new CPD system, which focuses on the outcomes of
CPD, was approved by the Board at its July 2013 meeting.
Further work (as part of Future Bar Training) is now underway to
develop a robust CPD system with which the profession can engage.
The profession, and all other key stakeholders, will be consulted
with during the coming months. A new CPD regime is being piloted
with selected barristers in 2015, with a view to full
implementation in January 2017.