23 September 2019

New website launched for barristers and chambers: MyBar self-service portal opens for Authorisation to Practise process 2018

A new self-service website for barristers and chambers to renew their practising certificates, update regulatory information, pay the Bar Representation Fee (BRF), manage subscriptions and applications and to book training, has been jointly launched by the Bar Council and the BSB.

To coincide with the annual authorisation to practise process, MyBar replaces Barrister Connect, which was the previous online system used annually to renew practising certificates. MyBar makes it easier for you to manage your professional relationship with the Bar Council, and with us.

MyBar includes a number of easy-to-use, online automated booking and application processes to make managing your professional practice more straightforward. It will also be the only place to renew practising certificates and to update your practising information at any time.

The new portal has been rigorously tested on sample groups of barristers and others, such as clerks, who often manage chambers' PCF renewals.

You should have received your MyBar log in details ahead of the start of the Authorisation to Practise (AtP) period, which needs to be completed by 31 March 2018.

During AtP you will be able to use MyBar to: 

  • update current practising/contact details;
  • verify practising status;
  • declare that you have obtained and paid for adequate indemnity insurance; and
  • pay the practising certificate fee.