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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is work undertaken over and above the normal commitments of barristers with the purpose of developing their skills, knowledge and professional standards in areas relevant to their present or proposed area of practice, and in order to keep themselves up to date and maintain the highest standards of professional practice.

Practising barristers are required to undertake CPD throughout their careers. For the most up to date information please visit the Bar Standards Board website.

CPD can be obtained by undertaking activities such as attending or contributing to courses directly relevant to practice as a barrister, including Bar course and compulsory pupillage courses, teaching law on undergraduate law or GDL courses or writing law books, articles or practice notes for publication.

The Middle Temple offers a variety of lectures and talks each year, which practising barristers may be able to attend for their CPD needs.