The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has recently commenced a consultation into a review of the standard of proof applied in professional misconduct proceedings relating to the barristers and other individuals or bodies regulated by the BSB. Currently the standard of proof applied by the BSB's Professional Conduct Committee for a case which cannot be resolved by the imposition of an administrative sanction is the criminal standard.
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The standard of proof in disciplinary proceedings – The balance of probabilities v reasonable doubt