|Purpose:||To advise barristers of their professional obligations in relation to this subject|
|Scope of application:||All practising barristers|
|Issued by:||The Ethics 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.|
Clients and third parties wanting to record hearings, conferences and other interactions with counsel has increased in recent years, particularly in light of the Covid19 pandemic and the increased use of remote Court hearings. The purpose of this guidance note is to highlight the professional and practical issues that arise.
Download: Recordings of Court Hearings and Conferences June 2022:Download ( PDF )
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.