Since 1 November 2006, a set of chambers or any other
organisation may only take pupils if it is authorised by the Bar
Standards Board as a Pupillage Training Organisation.
Chambers and Pupillage Training Organisations (PTOs) may be
contacted by the Bar Standards Board in relation to any issues that
come to light, and are of importance. Information regarding any
changes in pupillage regulations that chambers and PTOs must be
made aware of will also be published on our website.
Applications must be made in writing on the appropriate and
current application form, and must be accompanied by any supporting
documentation and payment of the requisite fee. Please note
that applications will only be processed if made using the version
of the appropriate application form current at the time the
application is made.
All applications contain a declaration that
the applicant has read, understood and complied with the
relevant criteria and guidelines.
Applications are considered and determined by
the Pupillage Training Organisations Panel of the
Qualifications Committee, which is one of the regulatory committees
whose work is overseen by the Bar Standards Board.
The application form and guidelines may
be downloaded from the Forms and Guidelines section of our