Pupillage Gateway deadline extended to 17:00, Thursday 9 May

2 May 2013

The Bar Council  has extended the deadline for submission of pupillage applications via the Pupillage Gateway to 17:00 on Thursday 9 May.

We are aware that the performance of the Pupillage Gateway in recent days has been wholly unacceptable. Following investigation by the Bar Council and its supplier, it is clear that the system has been unable to cope with the volume of users. The slow responsiveness of the site has not been remedied to a satisfactory level, despite a server upgrade earlier this week.

Our supplier has been working non-stop to resolve these issues. Whilst many have successfully submitted their applications, others have experienced difficulties. We are further extending the deadline because we are determined that no applicants will be adversely affected as a result of the system's shortcomings.

Applicants should use all of the extended period to work on and submit applications rather than leave submission entirely to the end of the extended period.