New BSB vice-chair

Profession
Patricia Robertson QC, of Fountain Court Chambers, has been appointed as the new vice chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB).


Robertson has a broad commercial and civil practice – focusing in particular on banking and financial services litigation, professional negligence, regulation of financial and legal services and mediation. She was a member of the Alternative Business Structures (ABS) working group of the BSB and is currently a member of the Board and chair of the BSB’s Standards Committee, which is tasked with modernising the Code and preparing to regulate new business structures.

Robertson is also involved in equality and diversity issues, acting as one of her chambers’ two equality officers.

She will take up the position on 1 January 2013, replacing Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, who is standing down.

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