Become a Barrister: Bar Council and Inns of Court Launch New Careers Website

Monday 28 March 2011 at 8:13 pm | In News | Post Comment
Become a barrister
The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, along with the four Inns of Court, has launched a new careers website to provide a range of accessible information to school and university students. ‘Become a barrister’ ( is a new portal for anyone interested in a career at the Bar and includes a series of films and case studies aimed at demystifying entry to the profession.

The portal will be launched at Inner Temple, and will include contributions from the Chairman of the Bar, Peter Lodder QC, the Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury and the Treasurer of Inner Temple, Lady Justice Hallett.

Peter Lodder QC, who will also provide an update on the Bar’s wider social mobility and entry initiatives, said:

“I am delighted that we are able to launch become a barrister today and to continue to highlight the importance of enabling the best candidates to come to the Bar, regardless of background. Whether through a coordinated ‘speakers for schools’ programme, a placement scheme with the Social Mobility Foundation, supporting the Citizenship Foundation’s Bar National Mock Trials Competition or a number of other initiatives, the Bar Council is determined to make a difference.

“Alongside these efforts, we are also launching the Bar Barometer, an annual report on statistical trends within the Bar, so that we can monitor the effect of these activities over a period of time. Whilst there is still much more that we can do, I am confident that we are on the right track.

“Thanks must go to Lincoln’s Inn, Inner Temple, Middle Temple and Gray’s Inn for their financial and practical support in creating both the films and the website, as well as for the substantial work which they do in removing barriers to entry.”



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