Aim 6 - Supporting effective regulation

We are committed to making the regulatory arrangements work in the public interest. The Bar Council has a critical part to play in ensuring appropriate resources for and the independence of the Bar Standards Board. We are committed to securing that independence whilst ensuring that the BSB benefits to the fullest extent possible from the Bar Council's common services that support their work.

  • We will apply fairness and rigour in assessing the resources 'reasonably required' by the BSB, and in discharging our statutory oversight function, and

  • We will work constructively with the Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General's Office and the Legal Services Board in seeking to ensure that the overall level and style of regulation is fair, proportionate and appropriate for legal services.