The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has welcomed the publication of a second consultation document on changes to the Sanctions Guidance by the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS). These guidelines are used by Disciplinary Tribunals in deciding what sanctions to impose in cases of proven professional misconduct by barristers in England and Wales.

This consultation seeks views on an amended draft of the full revised Sanctions Guidance and follows BTAS’s response in July to the first consultation which took place earlier in the year.

It is important the final guidelines have the support of the public and the profession, as these sanctions are key in protecting consumers and promoting trust in the legal profession.

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