Pupil barristers

The third and final stage to joining the Bar is the work-based component or pupillage. This is divided into your first six (non-practising) and your second six (practising). There is comprehensive advice and guidance in our ‘Becoming a Barrister’ brochure.

You should browse our pages to find out more information about support and information for pupil barristers available from the Bar Council.

We are conscious that pupillage can be a challenging time. If there is anything you want to raise with us with regard to your pupillage, please get in touch on 020 7611 1415 or email PupilHelpline@BarCouncil.org.uk.

If you have any further questions about careers at the Bar, please contact Careers@BarCouncil.org.uk.


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.