Important changes to the approval of Pupil Supervisors
On 1 April 2019, the BSB Handbook was amended and the new Bar Qualification Rules came into force. The BSB also published their new Bar Qualification Manual. Under the new rules, Authorised Education & Training Organisations (AETOs) are now responsible for appointing suitable pupil supervisors for their pupillages. This means that the Inns are no longer responsible for approving barristers as pupil supervisors.
If you are a Gray's Inn member and you require confirmation of your attendance at a Pupil Supervisor Briefing Session, please contact Vicky in Education.
Pupil Supervisors must attend training and refresher training that meet the BSB outcomes. The Inn’s and the BSB are in consultation to set the outcomes by September 2019.
The four Inns will continue to offer briefings to all Inn members. Please see dates below:
- Waiting list - Monday 2 March 2020 - Middle Temple
- Thursday 30 April 2020 - Inner Temple
- Monday 6th July 2020 - Gray's Inn
- Thursday 24 September 2020 - Lincoln's Inn
- Autumn 2020 - date TBC - Middle Temple
You can also attend a session held on Circuit; please contact your Circuit administrator for session dates and further information. Until we receive an attendance list from sessions on Circuit we will be unable to process your application.