CaseLines today announced that the Bar Standards Board, the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, is implementing CaseLines’ digital evidence delivery and review platform.
The CaseLines platform is being integrated with a new custom-built case management system and is part of the Bar Standard Board’s new regulatory operations programme of work. The platform is part of a suite of changes designed to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
The Bar Standards Board is responsible for investigating concerns about barristers and for making sure that the highest standards of the profession are maintained. CaseLines is being used to collate and store evidence in digital form, allowing the evidence to be easily and securely shared between members of the Bar Standards 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.
“The implementation of CaseLines alongside our new case management system will deliver significant efficiency savings,” said Sara Jagger, Director of Legal and Enforcement at The Bar Standards Board. “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, 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.”
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