The Chair of the Bar Standards Board, Baroness Ruth Deech, gave a presentation to the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) about the BSB’s vision on 29 July. Baroness Deech emphasised that the BSB’s first consideration, in all of its work, must be the client and that the preservation of a distinct profession of barrister is in the interest of the public.
Baroness Deech also spoke of the future work and mission of the BSB falling into two parts. The first concerned with the lifelong education, training, discipline and quality of the profession. The other being to regulate new working structures that still preserve for the public good, that distinctive quality of being a barrister.