New BSB team

Baroness Ruth Deech, a former Principal of St Anne’s College, Oxford University, is the new chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

She is an independent member of the House of Lords, has served as a Governor of the BBC and as chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and was the first Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, a specialist in common law who led the prosecution against Slobodan Milosevic at the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, is the vice-chair.