School and college students

There are three components to becoming a barrister, all of which are covered by one of four routes. Find out more in our 'Becoming a barrister' brochure. 

Read about opportunities to learn more about life at the Bar, including work experience.


Becoming a barrister brochure

This brochure introduces you to life as a barrister - one of the most dynamic and challenging careers available.

Speech on how to qualify for the Bar by Arfan Khan

October 2022 speech from Arfan Khan, given at London Southbank University on behalf of the Bar Council of England and Wales, on how to qualify for the Bar. 

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North Eastern Circuit

Diversity & Equality Feature Film

This video is funded by the North Eastern Circuit, in partnership with the four Inns of Court and the Bar Council. 

Find out more about North Eastern Circuit's video



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.