The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers and their professional practice and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest.
We are responsible for setting education and training requirements, setting standards, authorising organisations, monitoring the service provided, and handling complaints.
Barristers work at the heart of our justice system so BSB’s mission is fundamentally important to the maintenance of the rule of law. It is an exciting time at the organisation as we embark on a new strategy to continue to regulate in the public interest, support those we regulate to face the future, and ensure there is a strong and sustainable regulator for the Bar.
The BSB’s vision is:
We will ensure that the BSB regulates the Bar in the public interest by promoting high standards, diversity and access to justice.
Our organisational values are:
Fairness and Respect
Independence and Integrity
Excellence and Efficiency