Qualify as a barrister

Routes to qualify as a barrister

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) are reforming the current route to qualify as a barrister. The BSB have released a Policy Statement on Bar Training which outlines potential changes.

How will these changes affect me?

The route to qualify as a barrister and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) will continue in its current form until September 2018.

As we await further details about the potential changes, it is expected that there will be a transitional period for students who are currently studying a Qualifying Law Degree or Graduate Diploma in Law.

Read the BSB’s Future Bar Training section, which includes frequently asked questions.

Courses at Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Law School has a long history of providing innovative legal education and a proven track record in practical skills training. We will await further information from the BSB and use our expertise to deliver barrister training that reflects any future demands.

In the meantime we will continue to deliver our LLM BPTC, designed in conjunction with judges, practising barristers and senior academics to provide the essential skills for employment.

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