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1 October 2019

Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients

This pdf guidance document explains how the Public Access scheme works and to show how members of the public (“lay clients”) can use it to instruct barristers directly.

Public Access training and guidance

Read about the training that you must complete before registering with us to undertake Public Access work.

15 October 2019

Public Access Guidance for Barristers

This pdf document contains guidance for barristers on the Public Access scheme.

Public & Licensed Access schemes

In this section, you can find out about barristers' requirements under the Public and Licensed Access schemes.

Rules C119-C131 - Public access rules

rC119 These rules apply to barristers instructed by or on behalf of a lay client (other than a licensed access client ) who has not also instructed a solicitor or other professional client (public access clients). Guidance on public access rules is available on the Bar Standards Board website. rC120 Before accepting any public access instructions from or on behalf of a public access client , you must: .1 be properly qualified by having been issued with a full practising certificate , by having satisfactorily completed the appropriate public access training, and by registering with the  Bar Standards Board  as a public access practitioner; .2 Removed from 1 February 2018. .3 take such steps as are reasonably necessary to ensure ...

Public Access exemption guidance and applications

Information and guidance on exemptions from the Public Access Requirements. Find the application form too.

15 October 2019

Public Access Model Client Care Letter to Intermediary

Word version of a model client care letter for barristers to an intermediary.

15 October 2019

Public Access Model Client Care Letter (No Intermediary)

Word version of a model client care letter for barristers where no intermediary is involved.

3 October 2014

Reminder to Public Access barristers

Public Access barristers who have not yet undertaken the required top-up training have 12 months left to do so

15 October 2019

Public Access Model Client Care Letter to the Client in an Intermediary Case

Word version of a model client care letter for barristers to send to a client in an intermediary case.

15 October 2019

Publication requirements for Public Access training providers

This pdf document explains our requirements for Public Access training providers.

2 April 2019

Public Access exemption guidelines

This document contains the criteria and guidelines for applications for exemption from the requirements of the Public Access rules.

28 March 2013

Public access rules approved by LSB

Public access rules approved by LSB

11 October 2018

New guidance for professional clients when instructing immigration barristers

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published guidance for professional clients of barristers and advisors regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide them with useful information when instructing immigration barristers. 

19 April 2016

Barristers predict an increase in public access work

Public access barristers are expecting the volume of work obtained directly from clients to increase over the next few years according to a survey undertaken jointly by the Bar Standards Board and the Legal Services Board. 

Code Guidance

From this page, you can download Code Guidance to assist you in complying with your obligations under the BSB Handbook. This includes Code Guidance on the Public Access Rules and Transparency Rules. Please note that the guidance on this webpage is current as per the date published on each document. We occasionally make changes to the webpage itself, which is reflected by the date in the bottom right of the webpage.

15 October 2019

Public Access Exemption Application Form

This application form is for exemption from the requirements of the Public Access rules.

6 January 2014

BSB statement on Public Access rules and international work

BSB statement on Public Access rules and international work