24 August 2019

New entity authorisation application portal launched

In July, we launched our new Entity Authorisation Application Portal for entity applications.

We have been accepting entity applications since 1 January 2015, but the new portal will make the application process easier.

Applicant entities must complete a number of forms as part of the authorisation process and are asked to provide information about the type of work they will undertake, as well as how they will manage risk.

If you would like to discuss the authorisation process or any other related matter, please get in touch with us by email at entityregulation@barstandardsboard.org.uk or telephone on 020 7092 6801.

Entity authorisation

There have been 140 applicants since entity regulation was launched, more than 80% of which are from single-person entities.44 full applications have been received since, with 25 entities now authorised to conduct legal services.

Applications are considered on a "first come, first served" basis so we would advise prospective BSB-regulated entities to get in touch with us quickly, and fully submit their applications as soon as possible.

For further information on becoming authorised as an entity, please visit the " For Prospective Entities" section of the BSB website, which includes details on how to apply.