This is a final reminder for those who would like to attend our upcoming symposium to RSVP by Thursday 8 April.

The evening will be hosted by our Chair, Sir Andrew Burns KCMG,our Director General, Dr Vanessa Davies and our Vice Chair Naomi Ellenbogen QC, where we will be launching our Strategic Plan 2016-19 and our Risk Outlook. After short introductory presentations, we will be hosting workshops to gather feedback on the challenges and opportunities identified in our Strategic Plan and Risk Outlook. In the workshops we will be discussing the following areas:
1. Helping the Bar to improve how it meets consumer needs;
2. Improving diversity and enhancing equality in practice and culture at the Bar; and
3. Commercial pressures on providers and how the regulator can ensure providers respond in an appropriate way.
After, there will be an opportunity to ask a panel of BSB board members about our new Strategic Plan, and the themes we have identified in our Risk Outlook.

The evening will end with drinks and canapes.

We look forward to welcoming you to our symposium, and to hearing your contribution to this critical debate.


To confirm your attendance:
Email by 4pm on Thursday 8 April. Please let us know if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements.


About the Bar Standards Board
The BSB regulates barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales in the public interest.  It also regulate entities.
It is responsible for:

  • Setting the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister;
  • Setting continuing training requirements to ensure that barristers' skills are maintained throughout their careers;
  • Setting standards of conduct for barristers;
  • Monitoring the service provided by barristers to assure quality; and
  • Handling complaints against barristers and taking disciplinary or other action where appropriate.

 The BSB's mission is to regulate the Bar so as to promote high standards of practice and safeguard clients and the public interest.