The Bar Council provides a confidential Ethical Enquiries Service for the benefit and assistance of barristers (and, where appropriate, their clerks and other staff connected with barristers’ professional practices) to assist them to identify, interpret and comply with their professional obligations under the BSB Handbook. This service does not extend to giving legal advice.
Neither the BSB, Legal Ombudsman nor a Disciplinary Tribunal will be bound by any views expressed in response to enquiries.
Where possible, the Bar Council encourages members of the Bar to talk ethical issues through with peers and senior practitioners before using the service.
Telephone: 020 7611 1307 (09:15-17:15 Monday-Friday)
Email: Ethics@BarCouncil.org.uk (response within four working days).
Please note the limitations of the service as set out in more detail on our Important Information and Disclaimer page.
You can watch our video going behind the scenes of the Ethical Enquiries Service here.