28 Mar 2022

The BSB and the Bar Council have agreed that from Friday, 1 April 2022, the BSB will take on sole responsibility for issuing Certificates of Good Standing. This is consistent with the Legal Services Board’s Internal Governance Rules which require regulatory activities to be conducted independently by the BSB.

Under this new arrangement, Barristers requesting Certificates of Good Standing will pay a fee per Certificate. The current option of receiving unlimited Certificates upon payment of the Bar Representation Fee will end, and all Certificates will now be issued as electronic versions only.

In line with our cost recovery principles, the fee has been set at £36 (inclusive of VAT) for UK barristers and £30 (no VAT) for overseas barristers. Certificates can be requested by calling the BSB on 020 7611 1359.

Further details can be found by reading our frequently asked questions.

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