The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published new transparency rules in a revised edition of its Handbook. The new rules relate to information about the areas of law in which barristers practise, the legal services provided by barristers, the cost of services, and a client’s right to redress.  This update is in response to the recommendations made by the Competition and Markets Authority which said that legal service providers must make it easier for the public to make informed decisions before engaging a barrister.

The BSB has produced guidance to the new transparency rules to help barrister comply.

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