Bar Standards Board


Bar Standards Board

via Barrister Sharon Louise Gibbons.


The Bar Standards Board regulates barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. Click here to read it→

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.

Watch O’Connor (Appellant) v Bar Standards Board (Respondent)The Supreme Court – 4 Oct 2017

Explore O’Connor (Appellant) v Bar Standards Board – The Supreme Court PDF File

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.

Complaints and Professional Conduct →

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