Congratulations on securing tenancy! You must register your tenancy with us and the Bar Standards Board as soon as possible. You are required to complete 45 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, of which at least 9 must be advocacy and at least 3 must be ethics, within your first three years of tenancy or employment (known as the ‘New Practitioners’ Programme’).
- complete and submit a tenancy registration form (below) to us
- contact the Bar Standards Board to complete and submit their separate registration form
The BSB requires all new practitioners to undertake a minimum of 45 hours of CPD, including at least 9 hours advocacy training and 3 hours of ethics. You are also required to complete a Forensic Accountancy Course by the end of your NPP period. You must complete the requirements within the ‘New Practitioner Programme (NPP)’ period which begins from the 1 January following commencement of practice with either:
- a 3rd Six
- a firm in employed practice (as long as you have a practising certificate)
You are able to accrue CPD hours from the date you commence practice.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have booked sufficient courses to accumulate the required CPD hours before the end of your NPP period otherwise you will be required to request an extension from the Bar Standards Board.
Our New Practitioner Weekend course provides 16 CPD hours in total, which includes 9 advocacy hours and 3 ethics hours, and is run twice a year. We also run an ethics only session which is worth 3 ethics hours. New practitioner courses are also run by the Circuits.
Tenancy registration form