Professional Standards

Barristers in Northern Ireland are committed to providing the highest levels of professional conduct and practice with honour and integrity.

Every barrister called to the Bar of Northern Ireland is subject to the Code of Conduct of the Bar of Northern Ireland. The Code of Conduct sets out the standards of professional conduct and practice required of barristers in this jurisdiction.

Click here for more information on the Bar Code of Conduct.

Discretionary and Resuming Practice Committee of the Benchers - Rules 27 and 28 of the Admission Rules

Anyone applying to resume practice at the Bar under Rule 28 of the Admission Rules and anyone applying to have discretion exercised under Rule 27 of these Rules should note that the above Committee will be meeting to consider such applications on Wednesday 26 June 2019. The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24 September 2019. Anyone applying to have their application considered outside of these dates must give full reasons why the Committee should expedite their case.