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Chambers chief executive achieves Bar Standards Board first

Nicola Sawford of Serle Court has become the first chambers chief executive ever appointed a board member of the Bar Standards Board. A chartered accountant, she has been in her post for over 10 years.

September 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Appeals hitch forces LSB to issue warning notice over BSB bid to regulate entities

There has been a hitch in the Legal Services Board approving the Bar Standards Board’s bid to regulate entities, meaning that the LSB has had to issue a formal warning notice that it is considering whether to refuse the application.

September 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Jump in number of barristers disbarred and suspended

The number of barristers either disbarred or suspended nearly doubled in the last year, the Bar Standards Board has revealed as it bids to focus more on serious wrongdoing.

September 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Consumer panel calls into question barristers’ £500,000 indemnity limit

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has called into question the existing minimum indemnity cover limit of £500,000 for barristers and called for more research before the limit was extended to firms regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

September 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

BSB not expecting barrister rush to create entities

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is not expecting the introduction of entity regulation to lead to many barristers joining forces in a single business, it has emerged.

September 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

We need more independence, BSB director says

Dr Vanessa Davies, director of the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has made it clear that the regulator will push for more independence in the future.

September 12th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Barristers’ clerks leader condemns “scandalous” local authority portal scheme

A barrister portal scheme operated by the North West Legal Consortium, a group of over 30 local authorities, has been condemned as “scandalous” by the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC).

August 22nd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

LeO to review internal guidelines after barrister cleared of misconduct

The Legal Ombudsman has announced that it will be reviewing its internal guidance after a barrister was cleared of misconduct because LeO failed to share information.

August 21st, 2014 | 3 Comments »

Barristers’ clerks attack law firms over contract payment terms

Law firms are imposing contracts on barristers they would never sign themselves, the chair of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) has said. One term obliges solicitors only to use their “best endeavours” to pay counsel.

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

BSB and IPS to launch joint youth advocacy review

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) and ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) are contacting research organisations to prepare the way for an independent review of advocacy in the youth courts.

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments »