Placement and exchange programmes

The Bar Council occasionally organises training and exchange programmes for overseas lawyers and barristers. Such programmes facilitate the exchange of legal knowledge and skills, and enable valuable links with other jurisdictions ´╗┐to be established and strengthened.

Exchange programmes for overseas lawyers include:

Immigration support for training and exchange programme participants

The Bar Council is able to offer immigration assistance to non European Economic Area lawyers and law students who wish to come to the UK to undertake placements in chambers. It does this by issuing certificates of sponsorship to these individuals. More information is available here.

The Bar Council can also assist the Inns of Court with immigration support for their scholarship programmes. Please contact the Member Services Team for more information.