Bar Council login portals

Access one of the Bar Council's password-protected online services for barristers including MyBar, the Direct Access Portal, the Pupillage Gateway and Vulnerable Witness Training.

Vulnerable Witness Training 

The Bar Council hosts stage 3 of Advocacy and the Vulnerable training for criminal and family barristers, on behalf of the ICCA and the CBA and FLBA. If you have already done stages 1 and 2 you can log in to the relevant section below to complete your training. If you have yet to begin the training, you can visit the ICCA website to find out more about training for criminal practitioners or training for family practitioners.

Select the relevant page below for stage 3 of Advocacy and the Vulnerable training and login using the details provided to you:


MyBar is the online self-service portal for barristers, barristers' employees and some students to access professional benefits such as the ID Card Scheme, update details and pay fees, including for Bar Council training courses and events.  

If you do not yet have access, set up your MyBar login.

If you have any issues, contact the Bar Council Services team on 020 7611 1321 or email [email protected].


Direct Access Portal

The Bar Council Direct Access Portal (DAP) is a public-facing online hub designed by the Bar, to support public access barristers, mediators and arbitrators in building and developing their practice.

The DAP is open to:

  • all public access practitioners who are Bar Representation Fee subscribers 
  • chambers professionals who would like access to their barristers’ accounts (and whom the relevant practitioner would like notified of any new enquiries)

Find out more about the Direct Access Portal, or login:


 Pupillage Gateway

The Pupillage Gateway is a recruitment portal designed for Authorised and Education Training Organisations (AETOs) to advertise any vacancies for pupillage and for aspiring barristers to access and apply for live vacancies.