6 Oct 2021

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is seeking to recruit a new lay Board member.

The successful applicant will work with others on the Board to govern and oversee the regulator's work. There are currently eleven positions for members of the Board – six lay members, including the Chair, and five practising barrister members, of whom one is the Vice Chair. 

The Board seeks applications for the current vacancy from a wide variety of backgrounds. It would particularly welcome applications from those with expertise of consumer affairs and from those with diverse backgrounds, who would complement the skills and experience of its current Board members.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021.

More information about the vacancies and the application process can be found at:  https://bsb-appointments.com/



Notes to editors

Definition of a “lay person”

To meet the definition of a “lay person” under the Legal Services Act candidates must never have been authorised to supply legal services by an approved regulator (e.g. as a barrister, solicitor, legal executive etc.) or have been a Scottish solicitor or advocate or a Northern Irish solicitor or barrister.

About the Bar Standards Board

Our mission is to regulate barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. For more information about what we do visit: http://bit.ly/1gwui8t


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