16 December 2011

BSB reappoints Baroness Ruth Deech as Chair

The Bar Standards Board, the regulator of barristers in England and Wales, has announced the reappointment of its Chair, Baroness Ruth Deech, for a further three year term starting in 2012.

The Independent Appointments Panel (IAP) also requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice QC be re-appointed as Vice Chair for a further year. Recruitment for a new Vice Chair of the Bar Standards Board will commence during the summer of 2012.

The IAP has allocated differing renewal terms in order to prevent the Bar Standards Board from recruiting a new Chair and Vice Chair at the same time and to ensure continuity for the Board in the future.

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