This year the Bar Council returns with our first in-person Pupillage Fair exhibition since 2019. Taking place at etc. venues, 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London, on Saturday 15 October 2022, you will be able to visit over 80 exhibitors and meet with representatives from a wide range of pupillage providers and experts from across the Bar.

At the Pupillage Fair, aspiring barristers can:

  • Get advice on CVs and applications
  • Find out more about funding and support
  • Hear from practising barristers on their experience at the Bar
  • Discuss prospects with representatives from a wide range of pupillage providers

This year the Pupillage Fair will also include a series of online fringe events in the week leading up to the exhibition on Saturday 15 October 2022, through which you will be able to hear what life is like as a barrister working in different areas of practice and find out about joining the Bar as a career changer or an applicant with a disability.

Draft programme

Please note that the programme is subject to change in the lead up to the Fair.

Tuesday 11 October


5pm – Life at the Employed Bar

6:15pm – Life at the Criminal Bar

6:15pm – Life at the Chancery and Commercial Bar

Wednesday 12 October


4pm – Disability at the Bar

5pm – Funding and Support from the Inns of Court

6pm – Unconventional Routes to the Bar

Thursday 13 October


5pm – Practicing on Circuit

6:15pm – Life as a Civil Law Barrister

6:15pm – Life at the Family Law Bar


Register your interest

Find out when registrations are open for the Pupillage Fair. 

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The Pupillage Fair is designed to equip you with everything you need to know about accessing the profession and starting a career at the Bar. Over 900 aspiring barristers took part in the Pupillage Fair in 2021, so don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about future pupillage vacancies and how to make yourself stand out.

"the Fair exceeded my expectations – it was absolutely fantastic" 

– aspiring barrister, Pupillage Fair 2020

We work with our partners – the Inns of Court, the Chancery Bar Association, the Commercial Bar Association, the Criminal Bar Association, the Employment Law Bar Association, the Family Law Bar Association, the Personal Injury Bar Association, and the Technology and Construction Bar Association – to deliver a full programme of sessions to ensure you get the most out of the Pupillage Fair.

Bookings for the Pupillage Fair 2022 will open this summer and will be advertised through all relevant universities and the Bar Council's social media accounts.

I felt included and welcomed. I can’t say I have felt that before with other Fairs.” 

 – aspiring barrister, Pupillage Fair 2021

Pupillage Fair supporting organisations: The Council of the Inns of Court, ComBar, FLBA, the Employment Law Bar Association, Chancery Bar, TECBAR, The Criminal Bar Association

Exhibitor opportunities