21 July 2018

Come to a CPD workshop

Our new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) regime for barristers on the Established Practitioner Programme launches in 16 weeks' time on 1 January 2017.

We are holding a series of workshops around the country over the next few months to help you prepare for the new CPD regime. The workshops are designed to give you a head start with regard to your CPD planning for 2017 and will be an excellent opportunity to find out more about the new regime and to ask us any questions that you may have about the new arrangements. The workshops are located as follows:

  • London: 4 October 2016, 5.30pm -7.30pm, Bar Standards Board 289-293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ Full
  • London: 5 October 2016, 5.30pm -7.30pm, Bar Standards Board 289-293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ Full
  • Bristol: 10 October 2016, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Mercure Bristol Grand, Broad Street, BS1 2EL  Bristol
  • Leeds: 11 October 2016, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Jurys Inn, Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf Leeds, LS10 1NE
  • Birmingham: 18 October 2016, 5.30pm -7.30pm, St Philips Chambers 55 Temple Row Birmingham B2 5LS
  • Manchester: 2 November 2016, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Jurys Inn Manchester, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE
  • Cardiff: 7 November 2016, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Novotel Cardiff Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4RT
  • 10 November, 1pm-2pm, webinar; register your interest

The workshop has been accredited with 1.5 CPD hours.

To register your interest in please email contactus@barstandardsboard.org.uk stating the workshop you would like to attend.

New CPD arrangements for barristers from 1 January 2017

  • You will no longer have to complete a minimum number of hours;

  • You now have individual responsibility for what training you require;

  • There is no longer a requirement to complete accredited hours;

  • You have increased flexibility in the types of CPD activities that you can complete;

  • We will assess whether you have planned and completed your CPD in a structured way;

  • Assessments of CPD will be made having regard to CPD completed in previous years; and

  • The role of our supervision team in setting Corrective Action for non-compliance has been formalised. This means that the focus on the regulation of CPD will not be on disciplinary action but on ensuring that you comply with the CPD requirements.

You can find out more about the new CPD regime by visiting our website.