At the time of writing, 117 barristers were removed from the Bar Register and Legal Hub after not completing the Authorisation to Practice process within the allocated time period; although, some of these will be barristers who have simply decided to stop practising entirely and so will be exempt from the charges as well.

Last year, the application system was still in the development stages and so barristers who failed to renew their practising certificate on time were not surcharged.

Next year, the process will be moved entirely online, via Barrister Connect. Barristers are urged to familiarise themselves with the online system to ensure the BSB has an up-to-date contact email address.