Prior to starting the admission application, it is essential that you read the Joint Inns Education and Qualification Rules (PDF) and the read the Inn's Data Privacy Notice.
The Inn is closed between 2nd – 12th April for the Easter Break, you can still make an application for admission but we will respond on our return.
Student membership must be applied for online.
If you are a transferring lawyer, please see the transferring lawyers page for details on how to join the Inn.
When to apply
You must submit your application 12 weeks before you commence the Bar Course. If you are taking the Two Part Bar Course, membership must be applied for 12 weeks prior to the start of Part 2.
You can only apply to join one Inn and you must be a member of an Inn before you can start the vocational stage of training of ‘the Bar course’ .
You can apply:
- from the second year of your qualifying law degree if you can provide proof you are on course to achieve at least a lower second class
- once you have a confirmed place on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion course, if you undertook a non-law qualifying degree and achieved at least a lower second class
Processing your application
Please be aware it can take the Admissions Team up to 6 weeks to process your application.
You are strongly advised to submit your application as early as possible. Applications received less than 12 weeks before you start the Bar Course will not be accepted. To request an extension due to extenuating circumstances, email Vicky Hanson. Requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Once you are a member, you will be able to book Qualifying Sessions and use the Inn’s member facilities.