25 February 2018

BSB Handbook Explained – Dual Capacity Practice

Are you a barrister who practises in a dual capacity, eg as a self-employed barrister in chambers and an employed barrister in a law firm?

Rule S18 of the BSB Handbook states that if you practise in a dual capacity, you must obtain an amended practising certificate from the Records Office of the Bar Council.

You must also agree a protocol with each of your employers which enables you to avoid, or resolve, any conflict of interests or duties arising from your dual capacity practice.