|Purpose:||Sets out the principles of practice review and suggests practical ways to get the most out of a review process|
|Scope of application:||All barristers, chambers and clerks|
|Issued by:||The Bar Council|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook|
Practice review falls outside of regulation and is an entirely voluntary exercise. That said, in our experience, chambers that prioritise practice reviews will benefit from improved talent attraction, retention and progression, whilst barristers benefit in terms of career development and wellbeing.
This guide sets out the principles of practice review and suggests practical ways to get the most out of a review process. It includes a useful template for discussions, which can be adapted to suit individual needs.
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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.