Pupil Supervisors

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.

The new Bar Qualification Manual is available on the Bar Standards Board website. C2 of the Bar Qualification Manual outlines how AETOs 'register' 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. 

Upcoming courses

The four Inns will continue to offer briefings to all Inn members. Please see dates below:

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.


Gray’s Inn members must use the form below to book a place on a briefing session at any Inn. 

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Find out more

  • BSB Handbook

    The BSB Handbook came into effect in January 2014 and includes regulations such as the Code of Conduct and qualification rules (Bar Standards Board).

    Find out more

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    Continuing to develop your knowledge and skills


  • The COIC Pupillage Matched Funded Scheme

    Helping to provide additional pupillages

    Find out more