The BSB consultation on Future Bar Training - Shaping the education and training requirements for prospective barristers - closes on 8 January 2018. The BSB is seeking views on the following:
- The extent to which it should prescribe the role of the Inns of Court in the training and qualification of barristers
- Future regulatory arrangements and rules for work-based learning (pupillage)
- A draft of the Authorisation Framework which will guide training providers in developing new training routes and against which their proposals will be assessed for approval
The four Inns will collectively respond to this consultation. This is an opportunity for us to restate in a very public way why the Inns of Court continue to play a vital part in the funding and training of barristers to the very highest standards, and in a way which serves the public interest in encouraging diversity in the legal profession, ensuring high ethical standards for clients and supporting the administration of justice.
But individual responses are also vital in providing personal evidence. If you would like to submit your own observations and experiences, we would encourage you to respond directly to the BSB by 8 January 2018. The consultation can be found here. Details of how to respond online are on page 63 or please email your contribution to: firstname.lastname@example.org.