Below are the questions that we are most frequently asked:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE WISHING TO STUDY FOR THE BAR OF ENGLAND AND WALES - Is it right for you?
We are very glad that you are seriously thinking of pursuing a career at the Bar. However, you must think carefully about whether you have the potential to make a successful career as a barrister. A career at the Bar is very demanding, requiring high standards.
The Bar can offer an extremely rewarding career if you
This section is for qualified solicitors, qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions, and legal academics who want to transfer to practice at the Bar of England and Wales.
If you have already been Called to the Bar by the Middle Temple and, having disbarred yourself, are seeking readmission, please download and complete the form attached to this page.
As the application process is different from that of a student applicant, please ensure that this is the form that you use.
If you require assistance with your application please contact Sally Yorke at the Treasury Office on email@example.com or 020 7427 4800 to discuss your application further.
A Qualified Foreign Lawyer who has regularly exercised full rights of audience for three years in courts which administer law substantially similar to the common law of England and Wales may apply to be called to the Bar by an Inn on a temporary basis for the purpose of appearing as counsel in a particular case before a court of England and Wales.
A Barrister Member of Lincoln’s Inn, Inner Temple or Gray’s Inn can, with reason, apply to join the Middle Temple as an Ad Eundem Barrister. Ad Eundem Members of the Inn enjoy most of the benefits which full membership offers, including dining rights, discounts on venue hire and priority placements on the Inn’s training courses.
Please see the application form for further details.
The Middle Temple recognises that those who represent clients in court in the interests of justice must come from the widest possible cross-section of society, reflecting the broad spectrum of their clients’ backgrounds, and actively promotes diversity and social mobility.
Middle Temple Open Day for Schools and Universities
The Middle Temple organises an Open Day every year, usually in March, aimed at students at Sixth Form and undergraduate, postgraduate or GDL level with an interest in a career at the Bar. Experienced practitioners as well as students will be on hand to provide information on all aspects of training for and a career at the Bar.
This page relates to tours for prospective student members of the Inn, or those currently studying law at undergraduate level. For information on booking a tour as a member of the public please click here.
The best way to get a feel for the Middle Temple and what we have to offer to students is to come and have a look for yourselves.