21 September 2019

BSB Handbook Explained – Associations with Others Rules

Are you a practising barrister who uses a procurement company, or shares premises or costs with any person or organisation not regulated by the BSB?

If so, you are practising in an association and must comply with the Associations with Others Rules in the BSB Handbook (Rules C79 - C85).

In particular, if you are practising in 'an association' on more than a one-off basis, you must complete the Associations Notification Form and return it to the BSB's Supervision Department (Supervision@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk). The Associations Notification Form is  available on our website.

If you are an employed barrister working for an authorised body which is not regulated by the BSB, and share premises or costs in that capacity, you do not need to complete and return the Associations Notification Form.