15 September 2019

“My Bar” portal to be launched

In January 2018, we are officially launching a new portal to replace Barrister Connect called My Bar. From February 2018, My Bar will become theonly place to renew your practising certificate online. My Bar enables you to provide the extra data which you are now required to give as part of the authorisation to practise process, such as your practice areas, more easily.

My Bar will eventually become the one stop shop for all your self-service needs. It will include easy-to-use, online automated booking and application processes to make managing your professional practice simpler and more straightforward, and to save you time.

A safe and secure platform, My Bar will be the place to go if you want to:

  • keep your personal, contact and practising details up to date; including equality and diversity information.
  • access tailored news in one convenient location and manage your communication preferences with both your representative body and your regulator.
  • be authorised to practise and pay your practising certificate fee whether renewing, returning to practice or applying for your first practising certificate.
  • access a copy of any of your previous practising certificates as far back as 2001.
  • notify us of any changes to your practising status, including notifying us if you no longer wish to be registered.

Please look out for more details about how you can register. Registration is quick and easy and My Bar has been rigorously tested.

Please note that when registering with "My Bar" you will be asked to provide a unique email address.

We hope that you will enjoy using the new system, which has been designed with the user experience in mind.