[Cancelled] New Practitioner Weekend

24 April 2020 - 18:00 to 26 April 2020 - 13:15

This event will be rescheduled.

Following developments and updated Government guidance in relation to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) the Inn is operating a minimum service. Please see our dedicated Covid-19 page for the latest updates on the Inn’s response to Covid-19.

Applications close on Monday 9 March 2020.

Date: Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April plus preceding Ethics session at 6pm on Monday 6 April at Gray’s Inn
Time: 6:00pm Friday to 1:30pm Sunday
Location:  Gray's Inn, London
Cost: £125 
Areas of law: Civil, Criminal, Family


This course fulfills the CPD compulsory course requirement

  • 9 advocacy CPD hours
  • ethics CPD hours
  • 4 CPD hours

Total: 16 CPD hours. All new practitioners must complete 45 CPD hours in total within their first three years of tenancy.


Thursday 6 April

18:00 - 20:30: Ethics session at the Inn 

Friday 24 April

17:45: Registration (sandwiches and drinks will be available)

18:00: Welcome talks

19:00: Case Analysis

20:00: Drinks in the Bridge Bar

Saturday 25 April

9:00: Start of advocacy exercises

13:15: Lunch

16:45: End of advocacy

Sunday 26 April

9:00: Start of advocacy exercises

13:15 (approx.):  Lunch and end of course


Use the form below to submit an application for a place on this course. The deadline for all applications is Monday 9 March 2020. We will inform you shortly after this deadline if you have been offered a place and request payment towards the course fee.

See New Practitioner Courses for booking terms applied to all New Practitioner Weekends including allocation of places. If you are a member of the Inn, please ensure you have registered your tenancy with us.

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Section A - Personal details

We request your mobile in case of emergencies at the weekend.
Members of other Inns are welcome to apply although, if over-subscribed, preference will be given to Gray’s Inn members and practitioners closest to their 3 year NPP deadline.
You may select more than one. All meals at the weekend are included in the course fee. If you do not have any dietary requirements or food allergies, please state 'none'. If you have declared an allergy or dietary requirement, please also make yourself known on the day of the event.
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If you are a disabled person within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010, please select 'yes' in order to inform the Inn what, if any, reasonable adjustments need to be made to enable you to participate.
We would be grateful if you would provide a brief description of the nature of your disability so, if you have any, we are aware of your requirements.

Section B - Practice details

3rd sixes count towards tenancy. Your 3 year NPP period begins from the 1 January following commencement of practice (either a 3rd six, squatting, tenancy or, if in employed practice, from the day that you start with a firm, as long as you have a practising certificate). E.g. if you started tenancy / employment on 1 October 2017, you must attend a New Practitioner Course such as this by 1 January 2021.
Please confirm if you are a self employed or employed/in-house barrister.
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Section C - Group choice and case analysis

By choosing a second choice you may be placed in this group as opposed to your 1st choice. Please choose ‘No second choice’ if you are only happy to be placed in your first choice group.

Section D - Additional information

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