23 February 2018

Opportunities to get involved and have your say on the way we do things

At the Bar Standards Board, we place real value on expertise, learning, and knowledge sharing. As a regulator committed to ensuring our proposals, policies, and processes are based on evidence, we always want to know the views of anyone interested in what we do. There are at present several opportunities for you to get involved and contribute to some of the things we're working on.

Focus Groups: Would you like to shape the future of the BPTC and pupillage?

We want to find out what you think about the vocational (Bar Professional Training Course - BPTC) and pupillage elements of training - and so we are inviting you to take part in our informal, interactive focus groups in April. It is all part of our Future Bar Training programme, focusing on the future of education and training for the Bar.

Please click here for event and registration details.


Consultations: Standard Contractual Terms and "No Further Action"

  • We are currently consulting on a number of options for amending the cab rank rule. In particular, we are considering whether it is necessary to retain references to a set of standard contractual terms and to the list of defaulting solicitors within the list of exemptions to the rule. The consultation closes on Friday 19 June 2015. To respond, click here.
  • We want to tidy up the regulations in relation to complaint handling by removing the power of our Professional Conduct Committee to take "No Further Action" decisions. It is our job to protect the public and ensure standards are maintained, but we cannot do this in a vacuum. We need your ideas and insights to make sure what we do reflects the reality on the frontlines of practice. The consultation closes on Friday 10 April 2015. To respond, click here.