Extension to Pupillage Gateway application deadline

29 April 2013

The Bar Council has extended the deadline for submission of pupillage applications via the Pupillage Gateway to 11:00am on Friday 3 May. This is due to reported slow responsiveness on the site over the weekend. Investigation, which we have been carrying out over the past 24 hours, has shown that this slowness was due to the unprecedented number of applicants not only submitting applications but also registering on the site for the first time. The three-day extension is to enable applicants extra time in case they have been hindered in the last two days, and for technical changes to be made to the system to cope better with this demand.

Between 16:30 and 17:30 this afternoon (Monday 29 April) the Gateway will close briefly for those technical changes to be made. Please ensure all work is saved and backed-up before then.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but are confident that no applicants will be adversely affected as a result of the changes and extension.