The Bar Council is experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment which are affecting our members' access to MyBar and the Direct Access Portal. 

All other Bar Council systems are still functioning, including emails, the Bar Council website, Pupillage Gateway, Ethics & Practice Hub, and Wellbeing at the Bar website. 

The Authorisation to Practise deadline has now been extended for a second month, to 30 June 2022, so all those who currently have practising certificates can continue to practise without the need to contact The General Council of the Bar of England and Wales. In the meantime, those who need a practising certificate because they are starting or returning to practice, can be authorised without a certificate if they email records@barcouncil.org.uk. For authorisation to practise without a provisional practising certificate please email contactus@barstandardsboard.org.uk. The expiration date for the Professional Users Courts and Tribunals Access Scheme has also been extended until 31 May 2022 and we will begin this year’s renewal process as soon as we are able to do so.

We apologise if you have had difficulty contacting us during this time. Read our joint statement.

Ensure that you recruit fairly, consistently and in accordance with Bar Standards Board guidelines.

Find out about this online half-day course below. 

Book your place

17 June 2022, 10:00 - 14:00
Event Type
Training course
Equality and diversity, Compliance

Alternative course dates are available:
9 February 2022 (in-person, London)

About the course

The Bar Council 'Fair recruitment and selection' training will help you to recruit fairly, consistently and in accordance with BSB guidelines. Most importantly, it will also help you to recruit successfully.

What the course covers

  • The principles of fair selection
  • Avoiding bias in selection
  • Developing and applying selection criteria consistently through the selection process
  • Shortlisting techniques
  • How to develop reliable and valid work sample tests
  • Competency-based interview techniques
  • Evaluation and making selection decisions
  • Opportunities to practise short listing and interview skills.

Fair Recruitment and Selection training has been developed to help members of chambers meet rC110 of the BSB Handbook, which states that:

"Every member of all selection panels must be trained in fair recruitment and selection processes or to have studied the Bar Council's Fair Recruitment Guide. It is recommended that at least one panel member should attend an appropriate classroom course on the matter."



Full price: £250 (plus VAT)
Bar Representation Fee member price: £200 (plus VAT)


4 hours

Please ensure you read our terms and conditions and privacy statement before booking.

All Bar Council online training is held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Please ensure you read our Zoom statement before booking.

The Bar Council training and events booking system has moved to MyBar, the dedicated logged-in website for the profession, where you can register for your chosen training course or event simply and securely using your existing profile.

When you click the booking link above, you will be taken to MyBar where you can log in and book your place. If you have any problems logging into MyBar, contact our Services team on 020 7611 1329 or email Services@BarCouncil.org.uk.


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The Annual Chambers Management package

This training session is available as part of the Bar Council's Annual Chambers Membership package. Chambers membership gives you access to a range of training and support throughout the year, chosen to suit your needs. Find out more about the package.

In-chambers training

We can offer this training in-chambers, including at chambers on the circuits. Please contact our Training and Events team for information on dates and pricing.  

Paperless training packs

To minimise environmental impact and the amount of paper you have to carry with you, Bar Council training packs are paperless. As a delegate you will receive the materials you need for the training by email in advance, which you can access on your laptop or tablet or print in advace if required. 
Throughout the training, there will be references to various Bar Council guidance or external documents which are included as a hyperlink within the attendee workbook.