The new application process will result in changes to the Barristers’ Register from 1 May 2012, making it easier for clients and consumers to see which activities a barrister is authorised to carry out. The new, comprehensive process requires barristers to:
  • verify their current contact details, practising status and entitlement to exercise reserved legal activities
  • confirm whether they have completed the requisite amount of Continuing Professional Development activity
  • declare that they have and will maintain such insurance as is required under the Bar Code of Conduct, and
  • sign a declaration of truth designed to ensure understanding of the new process.
Barristers can log on at: Further information is available online at: