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Barrister sets up BSB-regulated firm to work for City solicitors

A barrister has set up a limited company, regulated by the Bar Standards Board, to work as a consultant for a leading City law firm. Jane Walshe said she was the first barrister to be authorised to work in this way.

September 4th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Single-person ‘firms’ dominate first tranche of barrister entities

All but one of the entities authorised by the Bar Standards Board since the beginning of this month consist of a single barrister, with the other made up of two barristers, it has emerged.

April 27th, 2015 | No Comments »

Businesses line up to be regulated by Bar Standards Board

Sixteen businesses have so far completed their applications to be regulated by the Bar Standards Board, it has emerged. The barristers’ regulator will issue its first licences next month.

March 25th, 2015 | No Comments »

BSB investigates complaints about 17 barristers at same chambers

The Bar Standards Board is investigating complaints about 17 barristers at the same chambers, it has emerged. Meanwhile, there have been 55 expressions of interest and seven formal applications to form BSB-regulated entities.

February 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »

“Strong interest” from new and existing firms in seeking CILEx regulation

There has been strong interest from new and existing law firms in being overseen by the regulatory arm of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), it said yesterday, with over 50 enquiries.

January 16th, 2015 | No Comments »

BSB anticipating hundreds of barrister businesses after receiving entity regulation green light

The Bar Standards Board has doubled its prediction of how many entities it expects to be overseeing by the end of 2015 after receiving Legal Services Board approval to regulate businesses.

December 3rd, 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 »

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 »

BSB follows SRA in backing £500,000 indemnity limit for firms

The Bar Standards Board has followed the Solicitors Regulation Authority and proposed that the advocacy and litigation firms it hopes to regulate later this year should have indemnity cover of at least £500,000.

July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

SRA dismisses questions over need for OFR

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has hit back over a report questioning why it introduced both entity and outcomes-focused regulation, saying it was acting in the interests of both consumers and lawyers.

December 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment »