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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If you have been Called to the Bar by the Middle Temple and, having been disbarred or withdrawn your membership, are seeking readmission please download and complete the forms attached to this page:
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.
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.