21 September 2019

Future Bar Training: Future of Education and Training for the Bar consultation closes

The consultation on the future of education and training for the Bar closed on Friday 30 October. We received a good response from a range of individuals and organisations, including practising barristers and legal academics.

The consultation considered the strengths and weaknesses of the current academic (law degree or conversion course), vocational (Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and professional requirements of training which must be met to become a barrister.

All submissions will be carefully considered in the development of our proposals, and we will publish a summary of consultation responses early in 2016. A further consultation will set out our detailed proposals, late in 2016.

For more information about Future Bar Training visit our website. Earlier this month, we announced important developments in the 2016 BPTC.