19 April 2019


About the Supervision Team

We supervise barristers, chambers, BSB entities and other organisations that train pupils. We do this by carrying out impact and risk assessments and focussing on those that present the highest risk to the Regulatory Objectives (as set out in the Legal Services Act) and to the public. 

We do this through monitoring CPD compliance, issuing Supervision Returns to chambers and BSB entities, carrying out visits, carrying out thematic reviews and considering a range of information that the BSB receives about regulated individuals and bodies.

Supervision forms part of the Regulatory Assurance Department, which combines responsibility for all of the authorisation and supervision functions into one department, covering the full journey from student through to practice.

What's the benefit?
The process of supervision aims to foster a constructive relationship between the BSB and those we regulate. For example, efficiently run chambers and BSB entities operating at low risk are in everyone's best interest, resulting in less enforcement action and better protection and promotion of customers' interests.

Further details can be found in the Supervision Strategy and Guidance document.


Any queries about Supervision should be directed to supervision@barstandardsboard.org.uk. Alternatively, the Supervision Team can be contacted through the Bar Standards Board reception at 020 7611 1444.