- Wednesday, 3 May 2017
The Bar Standards Board has opened the way to replace the criminal standard of proof in disciplinary matters with the civil standard, in a move that could well ripple across the profession amid growing pressure to adopt the civil standard uniformly.
Tags: Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, standard of proof
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Friday, 19 November 2010
The Bar is “out of step” with fellow regulators over its operation of the criminal standard of proof in its disciplinary tribunal, a Bar Standards Board meeting in London was told yesterday, potentially causing problems with the admissibility of regulators’ disciplinary findings in the post-ABS world. Meanwhile, the board also argued about the strength of the disciplinary sanction for failing to meet continuing professional development requirements.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, bar standards board, standard of proof
Posted in Barristers, Legal Services Board, News
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