Bar Standards Board

Bar Standards Board guidance:

Powers and functions of the Commissioner The powers of the Commissioner (and Bar Standards Board (BSB) staff delegated by the Commissioner) are set out in Part 5 of the...

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Fitness to Practise Panel As soon as reasonably practicable after receipt of any report prepared by a Medical Examiner or, where no report has been prepared and where the...

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Powers and functions of the PCC The powers of the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) are set out in Part 5 of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) Handbook and...

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Service of charges and/or application and documents to be served on the defendant Once the Commissioner or the Independent Decision-Making Body (IDB) Panel has decided to...

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Suspension (applicable to 'BSB authorised individuals' only) If the Fitness to Practise Panel (the Panel) determines that a period of suspension is necessary for public...

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Composition of interim, review or appeal panels An interim or review panel should consist of three members nominated by the President. The panel should include a Chairman...

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Initial consideration and referral of cases to a Fitness to Practise Panel A case does not need to be referred to a Fitness to Practise Panel just because an individual...

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The sanction If the Disciplinary Tribunal finds any of the charges or applications proved against a respondent, it may then hear evidence of, among other things, any...

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The sentence If the Disciplinary Tribunal finds any of the charges or applications proved against a defendant, it may then hear evidence of, among other...

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