The Bar Standards Board’s 2008 Annual Report is now available on the website at:
Achievements contained in the 2008 Annual Report include:
Completion of the review of the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) under the Chairmanship of Derek Wood QC – work is now well advanced on implementation of the report’s recommendations.
Beginning the Pupillage Review, also under Derek Wood’s chairmanship.
The significant work done in 2008 on the implementation of the Strategic Review of Complaints that enabled us to announce completion of that programme of work in March 2009.
The pilot Chambers’ monitoring project that was well received by the Chambers visited as part of the pilot.
Equality and Diversity training for all Board, Committee and staff members as well as a strategy and action plan approved by the Board.
Volume of “business as usual” work dealt with efficiently and effectively, such as complaints handling and applications to the Qualifications Committee