The Bar Mentoring Service - Silk and Judicial Appointments' Scheme ('The Scheme') is supported by Silks and Judges who have volunteered their time and resources to act as mentors without remuneration.  

Mentees are advised to read the profiles and biographies of the listed mentors, and state a preference on the application form. 

"Mentoring is a means of "pass[ing] on some of the help and advice that I have been lucky enough to receive over the years"

Nicholas Hilliard QC

If you have any further comments or questions about how The Scheme operates, or wish to discuss further before applying, please contact the Bar Mentoring Service on