Workshop: CPD 2017 - Preparing for a new regime

The Bar Standards Board are holding a series of workshops around the country to help you prepare for the new CPD regime for barristers on the Established Practitioners’ Programme (EPP).

The workshops are designed to give you a head start with regard to your CPD planning for 2017. The session will include a short presentation on the rule changes and guidance on how to plan your CPD under the new rules. The workshop will also feature an ‘ask the regulator’ section where a BSB director will be present to answer any questions you may have on CPD or our other regulatory activities. The workshops are free to attend and will be hosted in:

London - 4 October 2016 (Bar Standards Board 289-293 High Holborn WC1V 7HZ)
London - 5 October 2016 (Bar Standards Board 289-293 High Holborn WC1V 7HZ)
Bristol - 10 October 2016 (Mercure Bristol Grand, Broad Street, BS1 2EL)
Leeds - 11 October 2016 (Jurys Inn, Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, LS10 1NE)
Birmingham - 18 October 2016 (St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row B2 5LS)
Manchester - 2 November 2016 (Jurys Inn, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE)
Cardiff - 7 November 2016 (Novotel Cardiff Schooner Way, CF10 4RT)
Online Webinar - 10 November, (1pm-2pm)


Please click the links above for more information on a specific workshop.

Apart from the webinar, each workshop will begin at 6pm with registration (including tea and coffee) from 5.30pm.Each workshop is due to conclude at 7.30pm.

The workshop has been accredited with 1.5 CPD hours.

To register your interest or to find our more please email stating the workshop you would like to attend and any dietary and/or accessibility requirements by 30 September.

How is CPD changing?

New CPD arrangements for barristers from 1 January 2017

  • 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;

  • We 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 our 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.

You can find out more about the new CPD regime by visiting the BSB’s website.