Making way for change at the Bar: The practical implications of the new Bar Standards Board Handbook

Mason, M. 2015. Making way for change at the Bar: The practical implications of the new Bar Standards Board Handbook. Journal of Professional Negligence. 31 (3), pp. 139-155.

TitleMaking way for change at the Bar: The practical implications of the new Bar Standards Board Handbook
AuthorsMason, M.
Abstract

The Legal Services Act 2007 caused a need to change professional conduct rules for lawyers in England and Wales. The Bar Standards Board Handbook brings substantial changes to the way barristers are regulated. Changes include litigation rights, reporting of professional misconduct, an increased focus on chambers, and expansion to include employees of chambers and barristers without practicing certificates (unregistered or non-practicing barristers). The approach to enforcement and supervision moves to include elements of outcome focused, principle based and risk based approaches. These changes have the potential to change the practice of different groups of barristers and the dynamics between them.

KeywordsBarristers
Legal Profession
Lawyers
Legal Services Act 2007
Professions
Regulation
Bar Standards Board
JournalJournal of Professional Negligence
Journal citation31 (3), pp. 139-155
ISSN1746-6709
Year2015
PublisherBloomsbury Professional
Accepted author manuscriptMason_JnlofProfNeg_2015.pdf
Publication dates
Published02 Oct 2015

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