A recent article, ‘EXCLUSIVE: BPTC Students Point Finger At Bar Standards Board Following ‘Disastrous’ And ‘Unfair’ Exams’, elicited over 40 comments from Bar students.
Many of them were highly critical of the Bar Standards Board (BSB), which is responsible for appointing the members of the central examination board that set the aforementioned ‘disastrous’ and ‘unfair' exams.
Where can these students go to make a complaint against the BSB?
Well, there's the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), the statutory body set up in 2004 under the Higher Education Act to run an independent student complaints scheme.
There’s just one hitch...
So tread carefully when making those complaints about the BSB, Bar students.
A big thanks to Legal Cheek poster ‘Vincent’ for flagging up the close ties between the BSB and the OIA.