Reconsideration of a dismissed complaint

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Dear General Council of the Bar,

What is the policy related to the reconsideration of a complaint which has been dismissed by the Committee if new evidences have emerged?

Yours faithfully,

mrs ismail

Dear General Council of the Bar,

This is the email received from you which I responded:

Dear Mrs Ismail,

Your Freedom of Information Request dated 30 October 2012 has been passed to me for reply.

I addressed the issue of the re-opening or reconsideration of complaints in my letter to you of 18 October 2012. The relevant paragraph read as follows:

Under our rules there is no formal mechanism for you to appeal our decision. In certain circumstances, set out in paragraph 41 of the Complaints Rules 2011 (at Annex J to the Bar Code of Conduct), the BSB can re-open or reconsider your complaint. A copy of the Complaints Rules is available on the BSB’s website.

Here is the link to the Complaints Rules:

Yours sincerely

David Abrahams

Senior Case Officer

Investigations and Hearings Team


Dear Sir,

I have gone through this and understood that only tribunal's decisions only are reconsidered or reopened. Could you confirm me whether same applies for committee's decisions?


Mrs ismail