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.
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:
- Thursday 2 May 2019 (Inner Temple)
- Monday 8 July 2019 (Gray's Inn)
- Thursday 26 September 2019 (Lincoln's Inn)
- Autumn 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.