The old Code of Conduct

From 6 January 2014 the Bar should refer to a new Handbook for rules and guidance on their conduct as barristers. 



This is the 8th Edition of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England & Wales.

Code of Conduct pdf

Code of Conduct Annexes pdf

The Code of Conduct

The eighth edition of the Code of Conduct is no longer in force, and was replaced on 6 January 2014 by the BSB Handbook. This is an archived webpage.

View all of Section 1

The Code of Conduct provides the requirements for practice as a barrister and the rules and standards of conduct applicable to barristers. You will find guidance to the Code in the relevant section.

Annexes to the Code

Old Code Guidance

Written standards for the conduct of professional work

The eighth edition of the Code of Conduct is no longer in force, and was replaced on 6 January 2014 by the BSB Handbook. This is an archived webpage.

These standards were intended as a guide to the way in which a barrister should carry out their work.

View the written standards

Summary of Code amendments 2006 - 2013