After successfully completing the Bar Professional Training Course, you must then start a one-year period of work-based learning known as ‘pupillage’ before you qualify as a fully-fledged barrister.
The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) has created a new annual bursary to support a pupil in need at the publicly funded Bar.
Atkin Chambers has revamped its graduate recruitment process, exiting the Pupillage Gateway system and offering its pupils £72,500 from 2016 - the highest award at the Bar.
A new pupillage run by two chambers and Norfolk’s public sector legal service has been launched for this September.
The Bar Council has announced that it is to move the Pupillage Gateway application system from April to January from 2016.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has opened a consultation on a review that could introduce “the most sweeping reforms to bar training in a generation”.
The Pupillage Gateway system received 17,527 applications from 2,114 applicants this April.
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Pupillage is the final stage of your training, enabling you to get out of the classroom and into the courtroom to assist on and run real cases. You must complete a pupillage to qualify as a barrister and competition is fierce.