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Bar regulator opts for CaseLines as part of new-look regulatory operations

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The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, is to implement CaseLines’ digital evidence delivery and review platform.

Caselines said its platform was being integrated with a new custom-built case management system and was part of the BSB’s new regulatory operations programme of work.

The platform is part of a suite of changes designed to streamline processes and increase efficiency, ti said.

CaseLines will be used to collate and store evidence in digital form, allowing the evidence to be easily and securely shared between members of the Board’s staff and the independent decision-making body (IDB).

The IDB is responsible for taking decisions on whether reported concerns should be referred to disciplinary action.  

Sara Jagger, Director of Legal and Enforcement at The Bar Standards Board, said: “The implementation of CaseLines alongside our new case management system will deliver significant efficiency savings.

“It makes the task of collating, reviewing and annotating evidence so much easier for everyone involved, and crucially helps to speed up the decision-making process. In the future we hope to extend the use of CaseLines to supporting tribunals and other panels.” 

Jon McNerney, CEO of CaseLines, said: “The Bar Standards Board is a forward-thinking organisation, committed to delivering efficiency savings for those whom it regulates. The use of CaseLines allows the BSB to benefit from cloud-based collaboration and the highest levels of security while eliminating rising paper-handling costs and reducing carbon footprint.”