• ‘Verifiable activities’, which can be securely evidenced, will include:
  • Participation in courses
  • Judicial training and work shadowing
  • Development of personal and practical skills through training
  • Teaching (undergraduate level and above), and
  • Legal writing e.g. publishing a book or article.
‘Non-verifiable’ activities, for which a declaration will be required, will include:
  • Reading law reports, statutes or journals, and
  • Viewing or listening to broadcasts with a professional legal content.
It is proposed that activities such as supervising pupils, serving on committees or in a judicial capacity and acting as a mediator should not be able to count towards CPD. Barristers will also be required to maintain their own portfolio of evidence indicating the activity, rationale and benefits. A sample of these will be reviewed by the Bar Standards Board.

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