The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has appointed Velia Soames to the new role of Independent Reviewer. The appointment is part of wider changes to our regulatory decision-making processes that will be introduced on 15 October.
The key responsibilities of the Independent Reviewer will include carrying out requests for the review of individual decisions; and periodic audits of cases to give assurance that the BSB’s regulatory decision-making is operating fairly and effectively and in line with agreed policies and procedures.
BSB Director of Professional Conduct, Sara Jagger, said: “I am delighted to welcome Velia Soames to the role of Independent Reviewer. Velia possesses a wealth of experience which will be invaluable in assisting us to ensure that we maintain high standards in our regulatory decision making.”