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Back Up Work On Your PC

Purpose: To guide all barristers on good practice relating to the backup of material
Scope of application: All practising barristers
Issued by: The Information Technology Panel
First reviewed: 01/07/2016
Last reviewed: 15/12/2022
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

If you are a barrister who uses a PC to draft opinions and pleadings, you will know as a matter of common sense that it is vital to save a backup copy of the work, and to do so at a separate location which may be away from chambers in order to guard against loss of your files through theft of your PC, or its destruction by fire or flood or other mishap. What is the most practical way for you to make effective backups?

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Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of IT. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor bodies regulating information security nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.

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