The cost of joining an Inn is £100 and is a one-off payment

Applications should be submitted to the Inn at least 12 weeks prior to the commencement of the vocational part of your Bar Course; where the vocational component is split into two parts, applications should be submitted at least 12 weeks prior to the start of Part 2.

Applicants declaring convictions, cautions, academic or professional misconduct or Bankruptcy/individual voluntary agreements/director’s disqualification should apply well in advance of this deadline to ensure they have enough time to get through the admissions process.

Applicants are strongly advised to read all the guidance materials in the application pack before beginning the application process.

It is now less than 12 weeks before the start of the 2020 Bar Courses and the deadline for applications to join an Inn of Court. The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple will continue to consider applications from people wishing to begin the course in 2020, but it is not possible to guarantee that late applicants will be admitted to the Inn in time for the start of their Bar Course.

Applications During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are working to ensure that admissions to the Inner Temple continue to be processed as efficiently as possible, subject to the restrictions being imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We continue to check applications received by post but with most of the Inn’s staff now working remotely, we request that you kindly send your application by email to

Certified copies of certificates and photographs may also be emailed while restrictions are in place, although you will be asked to provide original certified copies when it is possible to do so.

Once your application has been accepted, you will receive an email with the Inn’s bank details asking you to make a payment by bank transfer.

Once the payment has been received, we’ll send you a confirmation of your admission by email.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.