Gray's Inn

Briefing Sessions

As part of the process of becoming an approved pupil supervisor, you must attend a Briefing Session. These are held regularly at the Inns and on Circuit, and typically start at 5:00pm and finish at 9:00pm. The session is accredited with 3 CPD hours.


A Briefing Session consists of a mixture of presentations and discussion (problem solving) sessions to prepare you for life as a pupil supervisor. Topics can include:

  • Experience of Pupillage (both chambers’ and a pupil’s perspective)
  • Employed Bar Pupillages
  • Rules Governing Pupillage Supervision

Dates and booking

The next sessions at the Inns are:

  • Inner Temple: Thursday 4 May 2017 (Booking closes on 3 April 2017)
  • Gray's Inn: Tuesday 4 July 2017
  • Lincoln's Inn: Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Middle Temple: November 2017 (Exact date TBC)

As a Gray’s Inn member, you must use the form below to contact us directly to book a place on any of the above sessions, regardless of where they are being held. One week prior to the session you will be sent further details, together with pre-course reading material, by the Inn hosting the Briefing Session.

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 these sessions on Circuit we will be unable to process your application.

Booking form

Fields marked * are compulsory. Your information will be used in accordance with the Inn's Privacy Policy.

Please include both your first name and surname.
Include international dialling code if applicable.
Please confirm you are a member of the Inn. If you are a member of another Inn you must contact them to book a place on any Briefing Session.
Full address including postcode.
Enter your choice of Briefing Session from the options listed above.

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

  • CPD
  • Members