04 October 2015

Information about the CPD Review

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.