Bar Council and Bar Standards Board 2nd biennial survey of the profession

15 May 2013

At a time of unprecedented change in the way in which legal services are delivered, it has never been more important to gather the views of the profession about their experience of life at the Bar. The Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) are carrying out the second biennial survey of the Bar, the results of which will inform strategic planning and provide information on the working lives of barristers.

The survey will enable the Bar Council to align its work with the profession's main interests and concerns, and will produce a great deal of useful information for the BSB as it regulates in the public interest.

The Institute for Employment Studies and Employment Research has been commissioned again to conduct the survey. Approximately 8,000 practising barristers, who have been selected at random, have been asked to participate, and the results will be published in a formal report this autumn,  which will build on the trends identified in the 2011 survey.

Individual responses will be held by the Institute for Employment Studies and Employment Research. No identifiable information will be passed to the Bar Standards Board or the Bar Council, and the results will be anonymised.

If you have any queries about the survey please contact: