The Supreme Court will hand down judgment this week in a case involving a barrister who attempted to bring discrimination claims against the Bar Standards Board but failed because she was ruled out of time. In O’Connor v Bar Standards Board the Court of Appeal ruled last year that Daphne Evadney Portia O’Connor’s discrimination claim was time-barred in that she had issued proceedings seven months after her appeal against BSB allegations was upheld. O’Connor accused the BSB of ‘systematic bias’ against black barristers and said the code of conduct applied in such a way as to disadvantage ‘ethnic barristers’.