Professional Practice and Ethics

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The Bar Council has published several documents to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics.

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  • Dyslexia: Supporting Colleagues, Pupils and Students

    Provides an overview of dyslexia and how it affects individuals; provides information to barristers with dyslexia (including pupils), pupil supervisors, chambers and other members of the Bar; explains what pupil supervisors and chambers can do to support individuals with dyslexia to achieve their potential; and gives an overview of legal and regulatory requirements which individual barristers, and chambers, must comply with (although it does not provide legal advice or guidance).

  • Email guidelines for the Bar

    Good practice for barristers on the use of email

  • Entities

    To draw barristers' attention to issues relating to entities and entity regulation

  • Monitoring Toolkit

    The monitoring Toolkit has been designed to assist chambers with the monitoring requirement of the BSB's Equality and Diversity Rule.

  • Equality and Diversity Guidance

    Guidance on complying with the Equality and Diversity rules in the BSB Handbook

  • Ethical Enquiries Service

    The Bar Council provides an Ethical Enquiries Service for the benefit and assistance of barristers.

  • Evidence obtained illegally in civil and family proceedings

    To advise barristers in relation to illegally obtained evidence