BSB—Interim Suspension and Disqualification
Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board
BSB—Interim Suspension and Disqualification

The following Corporate Crime guidance note Produced in partnership with Paul Pretty of Bar Standards Board provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • BSB—Interim Suspension and Disqualification
  • Composition of interim, review or appeal panels
  • Referral to an interim panel
  • Procedure after referral to an Interim Panel
  • Procedure of interim panels
  • Powers of interim panels
  • Review
  • Appeals

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 (who should be a QC) and two others (one of whom must be a lay member). The number of members present throughout the substantive hearing must not be below two and must include the Chairman and one lay member to be valid. No person can be appointed to serve on a panel if they are a member of the Bar Council or Bar Standards Board or were a member at the time when the matter was being considered by the BSB.

An appeal panel should also consist of three members nominated by the President and include two QC's, each if whom is entitled to sit as a Recorder or Deputy High Court Judge or who has been a QC for at least ten years and one lay member. The senior barrister member is also usually the Chairman. The number of members present throughout the substantive hearing must not be below two and must include the Chairman and one lay member to be valid. No person can be appointed to serve on a panel if they are a member of the Bar Council or BSB or were a member at the time when the