Barristers news

BSB calls for views on ‘lowering proof threshold’ in professional misconduct cases - 19 May 2017

In a recently-published consultation document, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) is calling for views surrounding the lowering of the so-called ‘proof threshold’ when it comes to prosecuting Barristers who have been accused of professional misconduct.

Shared parental leave plan backed by Bar Council - 10 April 2017

A plan put forward by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to relax the rules around shared parental leave has been welcomed by the Bar Council, according to reports.

Government report: solicitors unlikely to lose work or income due to online court - 5 April 2017

A new Government report argues that solicitors and legal firms should not feel ‘threatened’ by the introduction of online courts, as any ‘lost work’ or income is likely to be ‘replaced elsewhere’. (more…)

Tribunal disbars Barrister previously convicted for tax evasion - 16 December 2016

A Barrister who was previously convicted for tax evasion offences has been ordered to step down by an independent Disciplinary Tribunal.

Will-writing firm hit with £30k fine over ‘nuisance call’ complaints - 13 December 2016

A fine of £30,000 has been handed out to a will-writing firm by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), following almost 100 ‘nuisance call’ complaints from people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

Average pay at the Bar pushing towards £70k, says Bar Council study - 18 November 2016

New research from the Bar Council suggests that average pay levels at the Bar are beginning to brush £70,000 – and that half of the UK’s highest earners work in-house.

BSB proposes more ‘flexible and affordable’ modes of Barrister training - 18 October 2016

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has called for an education and training shake-up for prospective Barristers, which it believes will be more “flexible and affordable” for budding members of the Bar.

SMEs are being ‘priced out’ of Court, says Bar Council - 2 September 2016

The Bar Council is warning that Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are being priced out of Court, after data from the Registry Trust revealed a 19 per cent fall in County Court Judgements (CCJs) in the first half of 2016.