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 13 October 2018 - FULLY BOOKED.
  • Saturday 2 March 2019 - FULLY BOOKED.
  • Saturday 22 June 2019 (Civil, Family & Employed Bar only)

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

  • Sunday 14 October 2018 - FULLY BOOKED.
  • Sunday 3 March 2019 - FULLY BOOKED.
  • Sunday 23 June 2019 

Please note that the Criminal Advocacy course will be run over a series of evenings in May (dates TBC) and NOT on Saturday 22 June. Further information will be published on this page.

We are now full for the March course.

Booking for March has now closed.

Booking for June will open mid-end April. All application forms will be available on this page.

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