Bar Quality Advisory Panel (BQAP)
The Bar Quality Advisory Panel - BQAP - is a non-disciplinary
body that will receive referrals about a member of the Bar's
performance from judges, instructing solicitors and barristers on
the same legal team.
The panel will then be able to advise the member of the Bar
concerned about his or her work, and how to improve things for the
future. The Panel is intended to operate as an advisory body.
BQAP plays an important, non-disciplinary role in tackling examples
of poor practice which fall short of a breach of our Code of
Conduct. The panel will therefore raise standards of practice at
the Bar and enhance our reputation for excellence. The Panel
has no links to the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar
The Panel has no coercive powers, however if the barrister
refuses to co-operate, it may advise the referrer to make a
complaint to the Professional Conduct Committee of the
Bar Standards Board.
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