21 September 2019

Code amendments 2006

Door Tenants - Employed barristers can be associate members of chambers


Paragraph 403.1 of the Code was amended to enable employed barristers to be associate members of chambers.

This amendment came into effect on 6 April 2006.


Barristers attending Legal Advice Centres and offering free advice as volunteers


Paragraph 202(e) of the Code was removed and paragraphs 401 and 806 amended to clarify the provisions of the Code which permit barristers (both employed and self-employed) who attend at Legal Advice Centres to offer free advice as volunteers.

These amendments came into effect on 11 September 2006.


Establishment of the Bar Standards Board and its new regulatory committees


In January 2006, the Bar Standards Board was established by the Bar Council to take over the responsibility of its regulatory functions. Amendments were required to bring the Board and its Committees into the Code. Amendments were made to Part X (the definitions section of the Code), the Complaints Rules at Annexe J and the Hearing before the Visitors Rules at Annexe M.

These amendments came into effect on 1 January 2006.