|Purpose:||To summarise and identify the main changes to the rules on international practice in the BSB Handbook from the previous Code of Conduct|
|Scope of application:||All practising barristers|
|Issued by:||The International Committee|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.|
In January 2014 the new BSB Handbook (the “Handbook”) came into force containing, in Part 2, the new “risk-focused” and outcome based Code of Conduct. The Handbook and in particular the new Code of Conduct in Part 2 contains significant changes to the rules relating to international practice. This Note summarises and identifies the main changes.
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This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal 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.