24 August 2019

BSB appoints new members to its Advisory Pool of Experts (APEX)

17 July 2019

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has appointed five new members to its Advisory Pool of Experts (APEX).

APEX is a pool of external advisors who can be called upon to provide expertise to assist the BSB in performing its regulatory functions. The BSB uses APEX for advice and support, helping the organisation to develop policy and make regulatory decisions. APEX is made up of a diverse group of people, from a wide range of backgrounds, who are experts in their respective fields.

The new appointees to the BSB's Advisory Pool of Experts, and their corresponding areas of expertise, are:

  • Dr Louise Merrett (Authorisations)
  • Mr David Boyle (Civil Law)
  • Mr Robert Price (Criminal Law)
  • Mrs Linda Goldman (Employment Law)
  • Ms Sinead King (Employment Law)

Members of APEX will be engaged by the BSB on a case by case basis and enter into a paid consultancy agreement for services with the BSB for up to 10 days' work per year. They will take up their appointments from 1 September.

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Notes to editors

About APEX

APEX was formed as part of the BSB's governance restructuring which has led to more executive-led policy development and decision making. APEX members are appointed to provide external and independent advice to BSB staff working on policy development or taking regulatory decisions on exemptions from qualification requirements or enforcement cases.

  Short biographies of current APEX members can be found here

About the Bar Standards Board

Our mission is to regulate barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. For more information about what we do visit: http://bit.ly/1gwui8t

Contact: For all media enquiries call: 0207 611 1452 or email press@barstandardsboard.org.uk .