The Bar Council's Pupillage Fair returns for 2024 at 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London on Saturday 19 October.

This is the perfect opportunity for Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs) and other relevant organisations to connect with hundreds of aspiring barristers face-to-face. The venue offers a large exhibition hall hosting over 100 exhibitor stands.

In 2023, over 900 aspiring barristers, from over 100 universities - in the UK and abroad - came to visit the fair. They attended a range of advice and panel sessions, visited the booths of over 100 exhibiting barristers’ chambers and other organisations, and spoke to hundreds of volunteers from across the profession.

“This was our first year and felt very supported by the Bar Council. We spoke to many people at the Fair. The organisation was excellent.” – exhibitor, Pupillage Fair 2023

In the week leading up to the exhibition, we'll also be hosting a virtual seminar programme. Expert speakers will share what life is like as a barrister working in different areas of practice, and their individual experiences of joining the Bar.


Connect with aspiring barristers as a volunteer at our CV clinic

Are you a practising barrister, keen to share your knowledge with the next generation of practitioners?

Find out more about volunteering to lead CV and application clinic sessions with aspiring barristers.



Exhibitor guidance


Contact us for more information

The Bar Council is always happy to answer your questions. Email the training and events team for further information.

Email the team