Commenting on the decision, Nicholas Green QC, Chairman for 2010 said:

“The Bar Council very much welcomes these changes. The BSB’s decisions represent an historic moment for the Bar. The BSB has spent an enormous amount of time considering possible changes in the structure of legal practice in order to address liberalisation of the legal services market. The care with which they have investigated the issues reflects the importance of the BSB’s decisions.

The Bar Council is committed to the provision of the highest quality legal services to the public. We hope that by permitting changes to the ways in which barristers can practise, we shall build on our tradition of excellence while allowing more flexibility for practitioners. We believe the BSB’s decisions will be particularly welcomed by the publicly-funded Bar.”