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Joining the Inn

Admissions to the Inn are currently closed. The next admission window will open on 1st February 2021.

Please view the sections below for Students or Transferring Lawyers.

If you are a barrister and would like to join as an ad eundem member then please visit our Ad Eundem Membership page.

Where can I learn more about the rules of joining the Inn?

The requirements for admission to the Inns of Court are set out in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Inns and the Bar Standards Board, the Joint Inns’ Education and Qualification Rules, the Guidelines for determining if a person is Fit and Proper to become a practising barrister and the Bar Qualification Manual. We recommend that you view these, as well as read the guidance below, before completing your forms. These can be found on the ‘Governance‘ section of the website.

Students

Admissions to the Inn are currently closed. The next admission window will open on 1st February 2021.

Transferring Lawyers and Specially Qualified Applicants

Admissions to the Inn are currently closed. The next admission window will open on 1st February 2021.

If you are preparing to apply as a transferring lawyer, a letter from the BSB is required. Admission will not be granted without this document. For further information, please visit the BSB website.

Proof of Membership Letters

If you require a proof of membership letter for your Bar Course admission procedure, please email the Registry Team requesting this, making sure to include your membership number in the email. A PDF letter will be produced for you.

FAQs

How much is the admission fee to join Lincoln’s Inn

The admission fee is £112.

How do I send documents via email?

Please send your documents as attachments to an email. Do not send them as pictures within the body of an email as these are sometimes unreadable. Also, please ensure your full admission request is contained in one email.

I have emailed my documents but haven’t received any confirmation of admission

Please allow three weeks for your documents to be processed. Only chase them up before this time if it is urgent.

Do I have to submit two references for admission?

References for admission are no longer required

How do I pay my fee?

All admission fee payments should be made online. Once you have been admitted to the Inn you will receive instructions on how to access our payment portal.