BSB Annual Report 2008

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

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