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New Practitioners' Programme

New Practitioners need to attend a total of 45 hours of training by the end of their first three years of independent practice (becoming a tenant or commencing a 3rd six or held a practising certificate for less than 3 full calendar years). Nine of these hours must be advocacy and three ethics. 

The Inn's New Practitioners’ Programme (NPP) offers courses both in Advocacy, with a choice of programme for those at the Self-Employed Bar (civil, criminal or family law) or the Employed Bar, and in Ethics. Priority for places is given to members of Middle Temple but where possible, we can accommodate other members - please note this is not guaranteed. There is a cost of £100 for the progamme. (£65 for the advocacy and £35 for the ethics). This programme has 12 hours of advocacy & 4 hours of ethics.

NPP advocacy courses comprise a series of workshops on a Saturday, preceded by a case analysis session about four and a half weeks before on a weekday evening and some written work (skeleton argument etc).

The dates in 2021 will be:​​​

  • Saturday 19 June 2021 (Family & Employed Bar only)

  • Saturday 16 October 2021

For the Civil programme, there may be a trial to run it across evenings in June or on a Sunday but information will be provided in due course. The criminal advocacy will be run over a series of evenings in May 2021 (dates: 11, 13, 18 & 19 May) 

The dates for the NPP courses in Ethics in 2021 will be:​​

  • Sunday 20 June 2021

  • Sunday 17 October 2021

Apply for a New Practitioners Programme Here

If you are applying for the Criminal programme, booking will close at 2pm on Friday 30 April. For all other areas of law, booking will close at 4pm on Thursday 18 May. .

If you have any enquiries, please email with the name of the course as the subject.