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Pupil Supervisors

Fundamental change to the process: Pupil Supervisors no longer have to apply to their Inn for approval.


On 1 April 2019, the BSB Handbook was amended and the new Bar qualification rules came into force. In addition, on 27 March 2019, the BSB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Inns of Court, setting out the roles and responsibilities of the BSB and the Inns under the new rules.

Under the new rules, Authorised Education & Training Organisations (AETOs) are now responsible for appointing suitable pupil supervisors for their pupillages.

Click here to view the Bar Qualification Manual.  C2 of the Manual outlines how AETOs “register” pupil supervisors.

The Inns will continue to offer briefings. In London, the four Inns take turns in order to offer a reasonably even spread of dates throughout the year. Courses are usually held in the evenings and last three and a half hours (including break). 

Middle Temple members should contact Alex Baguley at to book a place on any of the upcoming London briefings.

The dates of the next scheduled briefings are as follows:

* In view of the need for refresher training, more dates will be confirmed in the course of the year

  • Saturday 2 July 9:30 - 13:00  - Gray's Inn (Online) - Waiting list only
  • Saturday 29 October 9:30 - 13:00  - Gray's Inn (Online)