Barristers will have to publish more information about their services under transparency rules introduced today by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) - but only a handful will have to publish their charges.
In a revised edition of its handbook, the regulator says that all self-employed barristers, chambers and BSB-regulated entities must publish on their websites which types of legal service they provide, their most commonly used pricing models and details of clients’ rights of redress.
However in contrast to the sweeping price-publication requirements imposed on solicitors from last December, only narrow categories of barristers will have to list their charges. The handbook says that additional transparency rules apply to barristers providing certain types of public access services, including employment tribunals, immigration appeals, financial disputes arising out of divorce and personal injury claims.
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