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 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.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is considering letting chambers manage pupillage structure and content, in a move which would see the regulator relinquish a significant amount of control.
The Inns of Court Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme has created 30 pupillages in its first year, with 15 new pupils due to start in 2014 and the same number set to begin pupillage in 2015.
London’s Dyers Chambers has cancelled its pupillage for 2015, blaming cuts in legal aid.
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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.