Bar Council Annual Report 2016-17

Aim 6: Protect independent regulation

Securing and promoting the work of the Bar and its role in society

Aim 6: Protect independent regulation


The Bar Council has continued to promote the effective, independent regulation of the Bar through the independent Bar Standards Board, ensuring the highest standards of professional practice.

Please click on the links below to see what the Bar Council has done in support of this aim.

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Independent regulation

The ‘Approved Regulator’ of the Bar is the Bar Council. The Bar Council is obliged by law to separate its regulatory and representative functions, which it does by delegating responsibility for regulating the Bar to the independent Bar Standards Board (BSB).

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Consultation on legal services

The year 2016-17 was a busy time for the regulatory team, which responded to a number of consultations impacting the profession.

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