Independent governance rules

A self-certification was completed by the BSB and Bar Council and submitted to the Legal Services Board on 30 April 2010. This confirmed the new working arrangements and was accompanied by all of the new documentation on structure.

Since the 30 April, the BSB received the powers to appoint committees and approve standing orders and rules that govern its structure and operation. The move makes the Bar Council the first legal professional body to implement the separation of regulatory and representative powers, as required by the Legal Services Act 2007