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Under the BSB rules, Authorised Education & Training Organisations (AETOs) are now responsible for appointing suitable pupil supervisors for their pupillages. The Bar Qualification Manual is available on the Bar Standards Board website. This outlines how AETOs ‘register’ pupil supervisors. The BSB no longer prescribes eligibility criteria but they do set out some suggested areas for AETOs to consider when assessing the suitability of potential supervisors.

If you are a Gray’s Inn member and you require confirmation of your attendance at a Pupil Supervisor Briefing Session, please contact Samantha in Education.

Dates of sessions in 2024:

  • Saturday 18 May 2024, 9.30am – 1pm, Online
  • Saturday 9 November 2024, 9.30am – 1pm, Online

Booking is open now for the session on Saturday 18 May 2024.


Pupil Supervisors must attend training and refresher training that meet the BSB outcomes. The four Inns will continue to offer briefings to all Inn members.

You can also attend a session held on Circuit; please contact your Circuit administrator for session dates and further information.

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).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing to develop your knowledge and skills


The COIC Pupillage Matched Funded Scheme

Helping to provide additional pupillages

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