26 May 2018

2014-15 BSB Annual Report

We have published our 2014-2015 Annual Report on our website. The report outlines the significant progress we have made towards our strategic aims.

Our key achievements during 2014-15 included:

  • putting the BSB Handbook into practice across the Bar, and barristers becoming more aware of their obligations within it;
  • receiving applications from the first BSB-authorised entities who were on the verge of becoming authorised by 31 March 2015;
  • establishing an outreach programme with consumers via regular engagement with legal consumer representative organisations; 
  • launching the Future Bar Training programme;
  • enabling barristers to apply for authorisation to conduct litigation;
  • starting the Review of Youth Court advocacy;
  • beginning to monitor high-impact, high-risk chambers;
  • introducing a new policy development framework;
  • beginning work in earnest to develop a regulatory risk index;
  • effective results being delivered by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service contractual arrangements;
  • conducting a monitoring project at barristers' chambers, focusing on the implementation of the Equality Rules of the Code of Conduct for the Bar; and
  • we were able to keep steady our overall regulatory costs.

Read more about our achievements in our press release.