17 September 2019

Blog: Monthly message from our Chair Sir Andrew Burns KCMG

On 5 October, we gathered key law sector organisations to hear me make one of my first keynote speeches about the future of regulation at the Bar.  

My speech included:

  • an outline of the challenges ahead, as we look to continue to promote high standards in the profession;
  • our role in continuing to protect the public, while simultaneously helping the profession to adapt to the changing landscape in legal services;
  • thoughts about our new strategy for the period 2016-19; and
  • how we use the concept of risk to prioritise what we do.

You can read a transcript of my full speech, on our website.

A lively question and answer session sparked further conversations in the Great Hall at Lincoln's Inn.

We are now working with Bar Associations, consumer organisations, and Inns to ensure that we are adopting a risk-based approach to regulation in the public interest; please help us get it right. You can read more about risk on our website.

Recruitment of Vice Chair of the BSB

We will shortly be advertising for a new Vice Chair of the BSB to replace Patricia Robertson QC who is stepping down from that role at the end of this year.  If you are interested in applying for the position, do keep an eye on our website where full details will be posted in the week of 12 October.