24 October 2018

Approved Pupillage Training Organisations

Since 1 November 2006, a set of chambers or any other organisation may only take pupils if it is authorised by the Bar Standards Board as an approved Pupillage Training Organisation.

Chambers and approved Pupillage Training Organisations (PTOs) may be contacted by the Bar Standards Board in relation to any issues that come to light, and are of importance. Information regarding any changes in pupillage regulations that chambers and PTOs must be made aware of will also be published on our website.


Becoming an approved Pupillage Training Organisation


Applications must be made in writing on the appropriate and current application form, and must be accompanied by any supporting documentation and payment of the requisite fee. Please note that applications will only be processed if made using the version of the appropriate application form current at the time the application is made.

All applications contain a declaration that the applicant has read, understood and complied with the relevant criteria and guidelines.

The application form and guidelines may be downloaded from the relevant Forms and Guidelines page of our website.