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. 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.

NPP advocacy courses comprise a series of workshops on a Saturday, preceded by a case analysis session about two and a half weeks before on a weekday evening and some written work (skeleton argument etc). The dates in 2018/19 will be:​​

  • Saturday 2 March 2019 - FULLY BOOKED.
  • Saturday 22 June 2019 (Civil, Family & Employed Bar only) - FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday 12 October 2019

The dates for the NPP courses in Ethics in 2018/19 will be:​

  • Sunday 3 March 2019 - FULLY BOOKED.
  • Sunday 23 June 2019 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 13 October 2019

Booking for October 2019 will open in August. More information will be published on this page.

Please note that the Criminal Advocacy course will be run over a series of evenings in May and NOT on Saturday 22 June. The dates for these sessions are:

Case Analysis Session: Tuesday 14th May 5:30PM – 7:00PM

  • Part 1: Monday 20th May – 5:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Part 2: Tuesday 21st May – 5:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Part 3: Wednesday 29th May – 5:00PM – 7:00PM

The application form for Criminal is available on the right hand side of this page. BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED FOR THE CRIMINAL NPP.

Booking has now closed for the New Practitioners Programme. 

If you have any enquiries about the NPP please contact Indira Pillay at or Jessica Masi at