5 May 2023

Further to our press statement on 18 April 2023 regarding the online delivery of exams by Bar training providers in Bangladesh and Pakistan we have reflected further on the need to protect the integrity of the assessment. These are high stakes, professional exams that are the gateway to practice at the Bar and it is critical that the assessment process is secure and robust.

We have therefore taken the decision to cease to permit the use of online assessment delivery platforms by Bar training providers in any country from August 2023. We have informed Bar Training Providers and they will take the necessary steps to put that decision into action. We have not taken this decision lightly, we understand the benefits of a more flexible approach to assessment delivery, nevertheless, we are taking this precautionary measure because we cannot compromise on the integrity of the exams.

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