BSB Handbook

The  BSB Handbook can be found on the Bar Standards Board website.

All members of the Bar are subject to professional rules contained in the BSB Handbook. Failure to adhere to the provisions of the Handbook can result in a finding of professional misconduct against the barrister concerned.

It is the responsibility of reach member of the Bar to ensure that they meet the requirements of the Handbook and do not breach any provisions.

Barristers may also wish to refer to the many documents produced to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics on this website.

Members of the Bar who have a query in relation to the BSB Handbook can call the Ethical Enquiries Service: 020 7611 1307. The line is open from 09:15 to 17:15.

Information on how to make a complaint about a barrister is located on the Bar Standards Board website.