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1st January 2017 - CPD requirements are changing

BSB's new CPD regime - from January 2017
Roadshows start from 4 October in London, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff.

CPD requirements for barristers are changing.  From 1 January 2017, the summary of changes is as follows:

  • You will no longer have to complete a minimum number of hours;
  • You now have individual responsibility for what training you require;
  • There is no longer a requirement to complete accredited hours;
  • You have increased flexibility in the types of CPD activities that you can complete;
  • The BSB will assess whether you have planned and completed your CPD in a structured way;
  • Assessments of current CPD compliance will be made by taking into account your CPD activity in previous years; and
  • The role of the BSB supervision team in setting Corrective Action for non-compliance has been formalised. This means that the focus on the regulation of CPD will not be on disciplinary action but on ensuring that you comply with the CPD requirements.

For more details on the roadshows (there is also a webinar) and registering your interest, please click here.