Bar Standards Board
The Bar Standards Board regulates barristers in England and Wales for the public interest. It is responsible for:
- Setting standards of conduct for barristers and authorising barristers to practise;
- Monitoring the service provided by barristers to assure quality;
- Setting the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister as well as setting continuing training requirements to ensure that barristers’ skills are maintained throughout their careers; and
- Handling complaints against barristers and taking enforcement or other action where appropriate.
Making a complaint
We know that if you have had a bad experience with a barrister, or other person they do regulate, you may be feeling angry and stressed, and you may not know what you can do about it.
This information will:
• explain what complaints we can deal with;
• help you work out if you want to complain;
• explain how to make a complaint;
• help you make your complaint effectively; and
• explain what will happen as a result of your complaint.