20 August 2019

Do you have views about the way barristers should train?

On 3 October, we launched our second consultation on the future of training for the Bar. As part of our Future Bar Training Programme, we have developed three illustrative approaches.  

We want to assess those approaches against four criteria:

  • flexibility
  • accessibility
  • affordability
  • maintaining high standards

Training must enable students to meet the requirements of the  Professional Statement. We have set out the details of each of these approaches in our consultation which can be found on our website. The Council of the Inns of Court have also set out further proposals which we have welcomed and which we would also encourage you to consider against those criteria.

We are hosting events across the country for barristers and students to give you the opportunity to have your say.  We have already held events in London, Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle, and we will be visiting:

  • Birmingham, University of Law Birmingham, 10 November, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Cardiff, Cardiff University, 16 November, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Bristol, University of West England, 17 November, 5.30pm - 8.00pm

To register your interest, please email futurebartraining@barstandardsboard.org.uk stating the event you would like to attend and any dietary and/or accessibility requirements.