Bar Standards Board Appointment09.09.19

Spire Barristers are delighted to announce that Sarah Blackmore has been appointed as a Barrister Panel Member of the newly created Independent Decision-Making Body (IDB) at the Bar Standards Board with effect from 15th October 2019.

The IDB’s responsibilities will be in relation to whether enforcement action, including disciplinary action, should be taken where breaches of the professional obligations, as set out in the BSB Handbook, may have occurred. However, the IDB will also be responsible for, amongst other things, taking decisions in relation to appeals against executive decisions not to grant waivers from the Handbook requirements or decisions not to authorise or licence a body to provide legal services.