21 September 2019


What we do

We supervise barristers, chambers, BSB entities, and organisations that train pupils. We do this by carrying out impact and risk assessments and focussing on those that present the highest risk to the Regulatory Objectives (as set out in the Legal Services Act) and to the public. 

We do this through:

  • Monitoring Continuing Professional Development (CPD) compliance
  • Issuing Regulatory Returns to chambers and BSB entities
  • Carrying out visits
  • Thematic reviews
  • Considering a range of information that we receive about regulated individuals and bodies.

Our Approach to Supervision

We aim to foster a constructive relationship between the BSB and those we regulate. Efficiently run chambers and BSB entities operating at low risk are in everyone's best interest, resulting in less enforcement action and better protection and promotion of consumers' interests.

Further details can be found in the Supervision Strategy and Guidance document.


Any queries about Supervision should be directed to supervision@barstandardsboard.org.uk. Alternatively, the Supervision Team can be contacted through the Bar Standards Board reception at 020 7611 1444.