The early role of the Inns of Court in the education and training of Barristers
On 1 April 2019, the BSB Handbook was amended and the new Bar qualification rules came into force. In addition, on 27 March 2019, the BSB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Inns of Court, setting out the roles and responsibilities of the BSB and the Inns under the new rules.
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 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.
Further information can be found using the links on the left of this page. If you have any enquiries with regard to any of these services please contact the Education Department on 020 7427 4800.