Designed for any barrister who is considering undertaking Public Access work (for which formal training is a requirement), this course provides the legal knowledge and skills to take that step and the practical know-how to work with Public Access clients. To date we have trained over 1,500 barristers, clerks and chambers employees in Public Access.

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21 - 22 March 2020, 8:30 - 13:45
Event Type
Training course
The Bar Council, London
Public access

About the course

Held over 1.5 days of practical learning, the Bar Council's Public Access for barristers course will give you the legal knowledge and skills to undertake Public Access work as well providing the formal training required in order to extend your practicing certificate. The course will also equip you with the knowledge you need to manage your practice, work with clients and others, and manage the ethics and judgement issues that can arise when undertaking Public Access work.

Public Access is covered by Rules C119 - C131 of the Code of Conduct in the BSB Handbook.


Full price: £499 (plus VAT)
Bar Representation Fee member price: £449 (plus VAT)


13.5 hours

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

Further information

The Public Access course is classroom based and takes place over 1.5 days. Day one runs from 09:30-17:30 and day two runs from 09:30-13:45. Pre-course work and joining instructions are circulated one week before the course start date to confirmed delegates. Pre-course work is expected to take no more than three hours.

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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.