Call to the Bar

Call to the Bar - 2012

Middle Temple arranges Call ceremonies four times every year. They are traditionally held on the second Thursday in March and October and the fourth Thursday in July and November.  In recent years, we have added additional ceremonies in July and November to accommodate student numbers.

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 completed during a period of no more than five years ending on the date on which that person is Called to the Bar. 

It is currently possible to attend the reception after your Call ceremony as your 12th QS.  However, please bear in mind that this will no longer be the case from Trinity 2020 onwards. The last Call for which the old arrangement is in place will be Hilary Call in March 2020. From Trinity Call 2020, i.e. July 2020, the collegiate event after Call will no longer count as a QS.

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 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 2019

  • Hilary Call - 6pm, Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Trinity A Call1 pm,Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • Trinity B Call6 pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • Trinity C Call1 pm, Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Trinity D Call - 6 pm, Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Trinity E Call - 6 pm, Thursday 10 October 2019
  • Michaelmas A Call - 1 pm, Wednesday 27 November 2019
  • Michaelmas B Call - 6 pm, Wednesday 27 November 2019
  • Michaelmas C Call - 1 pm, Thursday 28 November 2019
  • Michaelmas D Call - 6 pm, Thursday 28 November 2019


Application for Call

The application forms for the Trinity and Michaelmas Call ceremony are 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 (July & October) is: 16:00, Fri 24 May 2019

The closing date for applications for the Michaelmas Calls is: 16:00, Fri 23 August 2019.