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. 


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

Equivalent to 3 CPD hours  (view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD)


The next sessions at the Inns are:

  • Inner Temple: 3 May 2018
  • Gray's Inn: 4 July 2018

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 session at any Inn. 

Members of Inner Temple, Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn: you must register via your Inn.

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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.
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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.

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