21 August 2019

We want your views on reforms to the disciplinary tribunal system

We are still seeking views on proposals to reform the disciplinary tribunal system. The Disciplinary Tribunal Regulations (found at Part 5B of our Handbook) set out the powers and functions of Disciplinary Tribunals whenever there is evidence that a barrister (or a BSB-authorised entity) has breached the BSB Handbook.

Our Professional Conduct Department has recently undertaken a review of the Disciplinary Tribunal Regulations, and produced a revised set of Regulations.

We have  published a consultation paper, calling for responses before 12 October. The paper summarises and explains the proposed revisions, along with the revised Regulations.

In addition, we are holding a series of workshops for anyone interested in feeding back their views on the proposed changes in an open forum. The workshops will be held  at our Offices on:

  • Monday 21 September at 5.30pm; and/or
  • Thursday 1 October at 5.30pm.

To contribute to the consultation or to register your interest in attending one of the workshops, contact  Siân Mayhew. Responses can also be provided by phone with prior arrangement (please call 020 7611 1444).  You can read more about the consultation in our press release.