The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has taken a number of steps to modernise its regulatory decision-making. Recent changes include:
- A new edition of its handbook – introducing new Enforcement Decision Regulations
- The establishment of a new Independent Decision-making Body (IDB)
- The creation of a new Independent Reviewer role to carry out requests for the review of individual decisions
- The launch of a new website to make it easier for the profession and the public to access the information they need. It includes dedicated sections for the public, for students and for barristers and other legal professionals, containing everything they need to know about BSB rules and guidance.