Bar Council Urges Profession to ‘Address Its Future’ – The Bar Council

Posted September 23rd, 2009 in barristers, news by sally

“With the extended deadline for comments on 9th October 2009 in view, the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Bar, together with the Circuit Leaders, have today written to all members of the Bar urging them to respond to the Bar Standards Board’s recent consultation on the Structure of Self-Employed Practice. The outcome of the BSB’s consultation exercise could have very wide-ranging implications for the self-employed Bar and the business structures in which they practise. The letter urges all barristers to respond to the BSB’s consultation paper, stating that ‘at the heart of this matter are the likely future changes to the way in which barristers practise…it is of the utmost importance that the Bar now addresses its future and engages in the debate on these fundamental and historic issues’.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd September 2009