Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) fees have risen by 9 per cent in three years nationwide, while fees in the capital have been hiked by 12 per cent in the same period.
The average course fee now stands at £15,245, up from £14,003 in 2012/13.
In London, the average price for 2015/16 is £18,177, up from £16,245 in 2012/13. Fees rose by 2 per cent this year, from £18,175 to £18,500.
This year, the highest price rises have come from the University of Law, which raised the price of its BPTC in Birmingham by 8 per cent from £13,450 to £14,500. The institution increased its London fee by just 2 per cent, from £18,175 to £18,500.
It also began offering the BPTC in Leeds and Manchester, setting the price at £14,500 to match its Birmingham offer.
The University of the West of England had the second largest fee increase, hiking its fees by 6 per cent, from £12,965 to £13,695.
The Inns of Court say that they estimate around £5m in BPTC fees is collectively spent each year by students who fail to pass the course.
BPTC fee rises since 2012/13
|Institution||2012/13||2013/14||Percentage change||2014/15||Percentage change||2015/16||Percentage change|
|Bristol Institute of Legal Practice at UWE||£12,500||£12,965||4%||£12,965||0%||£13,695||6%|
|BPP Birmingham||Not offered||Not offered||n/a||Not offered||n/a||£15,240||n/a|
|BPP, Manchester||Not offered||£13,905||n/a||£14,740||6%||£15,240||3.5%|
|Cardiff Law School||£12,180||£12,500||3%||£12,575||0%||£12,895||3%|
|City Law School||£16,500||£16,500||0%||£17,000||3%||£17,500||3%|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||£12,195||£13,255||8.5%||£13,725||4%||£14,040||2%|
|Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent)||£11,850||£13,000||10%||£13,400||3%||£13,800||3%|
|University of Law, Birmingham||£12,435||£12,755||2.5%||£13,450||5.5%||£14,500||8%|
|University of Law, Leeds||Not offered||Not offered||n/a||Not offered||n/a||£14,500||n/a|
|University of Law, Manchester||Not offered||Not offered||n/a||Not offered||n/a||£14,500||n/a|
|University of Law, London||£16,140||£17,350||7.50%||£18,175||5%||£18,500||2%|