Pupil barristers

The third and final stage to joining the Bar is the work-based component, or pupillage.

This is divided into:

  • your non-practising period (known as a 'first six')
  • your practising period (known as a 'second six')


Pupillage can be a challenging time

Email [email protected] or call 020 7611 1415 if there's anything you want to raise with us with regard to your pupillage.

If you have any further questions about careers at the Bar, email [email protected].


The Council of the Inns of Court


The Bar Council's activities, events, opportunities and resources promoting careers at the Bar are supported by The Council of the Inns of Court.