The early role of the Inns of Court in the education and training of Barristers
The Inn offers a number of services and provides information to its student members to help them hone their skills as advocates and introduce them to life at the Bar.
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Call to the Bar by an Inn of Court is the gateway to entitlement to practise. Further training and education must be undertaken throughout a barrister’s career, during which barristers are able to draw on their Inns’ resources.
Lying behind the formal training requirements is a very considerable degree of pastoral and educational support, which the Inns provide to pupils as well as new and established practitioners.
The Inn offers advocacy training to students, pupils and new practitioners
Students have the options of
The Joint Inns’ Education and Qualification Rules set out the requirements for the Inns in respect of educational and qualification matters and relate directly to, and should be read in conjunction with the following documents. The purpose of these supplementary rules is to give effect to the rules set out in the documents below. Rules contained in those documents are not repeated in the Inns’ rules.
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A modern institution with a long and distinguished history, Middle Temple is a place of many parts.
First and foremost, Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to Call students to the Bar. The education and training of advocates lie at the heart of the Inn, but we are also a professional society for our membership worldwide; and we maintain a heritage estate in central London housing chambers from which barristers practise.