23 September 2019

Reminder about the need to complete Authorisation to Practise

We would like to remind barristers who have not yet completed the ATP process that applications received after 31 March have a 20 per cent surcharge added to the total fee.

Barristers who fail to complete the renewal process by 30 April will no longer appear on our Barristers' Register and will not be authorised to practise. In addition, from 1 May, we will take such action as is considered appropriate against any barrister believed to be practising without a certificate. Please  visit our website to read useful information to help you with ATP.

Please be aware that the method for calculating the Practising Certificate fee has changed for 2016/17; the fee is now determined via earnings rather than year of Call.  Vist our website to renew your Practising Certificate online.

We would also like to remind second six pupils that your provisional Practising Certificate will expire 30 days after you complete your second six. In order to practise as a barrister, you must then obtain a full Practising Certificate by completing the ATP process. We have useful information on our website to help you with ATP including  guidance on practising certificates for pupils and newly qualified barristers.