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Question Writer for BSB

26 Jan 2022

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales in the public interest. We are responsible for setting the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister. As part of Bar Training, our Centralised Examinations Board (CEB) sets two exams at the vocational stage: Civil Litigation, and Criminal Litigation. We have recently introduced a new Professional Ethics examination to be taken during pupillage, with the first sitting in Spring 2022.

We are seeking to expand our pool of question writers for Civil Litigation and Criminal Litigation. We welcome applications from legal academics (including those working at Bar Training providers), practising barristers, and qualified solicitors to join our question writing team. Applicants must be qualified to practise in England and Wales.

Questions are commissioned throughout the year. The fees are:

  • For Civil Litigation and Criminal Litigation:
    £45 per accepted multiple choice question
    £50 per accepted single best answer question
  • For Civil Litigation only:
    £500 per accepted rolling case scenario


Applications can be made by sending your CV and a short covering email stating which subject you would like to write questions for and whether you have previous experience to Charles Higgs at . The closing date for applications is 17 February 2022. If you would like any further information, please contact Charles by email. A training session will be offered from 5pm to 7pm on Monday, 21 February.