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.

NPP advocacy courses comprise a series of workshops on a Saturday, preceded by a case analysis session about four and a 1/2 weeks before on a weekday evening and some written work (skeleton argument etc). The dates in 2019/20 will be:​​

  • Saturday 12 October 2019 (Civil, Family & Criminal only). Employed Bar date TBC - it may be held on a weekday in September or October.
  • Saturday 7 March 2020 
  • Saturday 20 June 2020 (Civil, Family & Employed Bar only) 

The dates for the NPP courses in Ethics in 2019/20 will be:​

  • Sunday 13 October 2019 
  • Sunday 8 March 2020 
  • Sunday 21 June 2020

The criminal course for June 2020 will be held across a series of evenings in May 2020 (dates TBC) with the ethics on Sunday 21 June 2020

Click here to Apply for the March New Practitioners Programme

Booking will close at 4pm on Thursday 23 January.

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