Rights of Audience in the court

by:Theresa:Stirling UCC1-207 made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to General Council of the Bar
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (manylion).

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Although not legally required to do so, we would have expected General Council of the Bar to have responded by now (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

by:Theresa:Stirling UCC1-207

Dear General Council of the Bar,

I would like to know under the FOI Act who is qualified to exercise rights of Audience within the courts and whatorganisation or underwhose authority these rights are granted.

Yours faithfully,


Sam Forman, General Council of the Bar

Dear Ms Stirling,

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately we are unable to assist with your query as the General Council of the Bar at this time are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we are not classed as a public authority under Schedule 1 of the Act.


Miss Forman

Sam Forman
Data Protection Officer
The Bar Council
289-293 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HZ
Switchboard: 020 7242 0082
Fax: 020 7611 1352
Website: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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by:Theresa:Stirling UCC1-207

Dear Sam Forman,

Apparently the - The General Council of the Bar has delegated its regulatory functions to the Bar Standards Board.
Accordingly, the following approved regulators can regulate authorised persons or those persons to be considered as exempt from authorisation for the reserved legal activity of "the exercise of a right of audience":

- The Law Society
- The General Council of the Bar
- The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
- The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
- The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
- The Association of Law Costs Draftsmen (now known as the Association of Cost Lawyers)
So as an approved regulator I would assume you would be able to answer the question as I wish to know whether or not only qualified solicitors or practicing barristers would be able to exercise a right of audience as this is deemed to be a reserved legal activity.

Yours sincerely,

by:Theresa:Stirling UCC1-207