Call to the Bar

Call to the Bar - 2012

Middle Temple arranges Call ceremonies on four dates every year. 

They are held on the second Thursday in March and October and the fourth Thursday in July and November.*

BPTC Students

Students can be Called to the Bar once they have successfully completed the Bar Professional Training Course and been credited with 12 Qualifying Sessions.  The 12 QS must be copmleted during a period of no more than five years ending on the date on which that person is Called to the Bar. Attendance at the meal after the Call ceremony can be counted as the 12th and final session. Applications can be submitted before BPTC results have been confirmed, and before all Qualifying Sessions have been completed, but Call to the Bar may only take place when all pre-conditions are met.

Specially Qualified Applicants

Specially Qualified Applicants (Transferring Solicitors, Qualified Lawyers, Legal Academics, etc.) can be Called to the Bar once they have have made a successful application to the Qualifications Committee of the Bar Standards Board for Call to the Bar of England and Wales, completed the Bar Transfer Test if required, and joined the Inn.  

Call Ceremonies in 2018

* Due to an increase in student admissions in 2017/18, we are anticipating that the number being Called in 2018 may be higher than usual.  To accommodate this, we are provisionally planning to hold additional Call ceremonies, as indicated with an asterisk.  

  • Hilary Call - 6pm, Thursday 8 March 2018
  • Trinity A Call - 6 pm, Wednesday 25 July 2018*
  • Trinity B Call - 1 pm, Thursday 26 July 2018
  • Trinity C Call - 6 pm, Thursday 26 July 2018
  • Trinity D Call - 6 pm, Thursday 11 October 2018
  • Michaelmas A Call - 6 pm, Wednesday 21 November 2018*
  • Michaelmas B Call - 1 pm, Thursday 22 November 2018
  • Michaelmas C Call - 6 pm, Thursday 22 November 2018


Application for Call

The application form for the Trinity and Michaelmas Call ceremonies is available to download from the right hand side of this page.  Please follow the enclosed instructions carefully.

The closing date for applications for the Trinity Calls is: 16:00 on Friday 25 May 2018

The closing date for applications for the Michaelmas Calls is: 16:00 on Friday 24 August 2018