Pupils are required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfactorily complete a minimum of 12 hours of Advocacy Training within their first six months of pupillage and six hours of Practice Management training by the end of their second ‘six’.
Pupils are also required to complete a Forensic Accounting course during your first three years of practice. This is an online course that is run by BPP.
For this academic year Lincoln’s Inn will be holding our courses on the following dates:
Wednesday 24th October 2018 at Lincoln's Inn - Afternoon and evening session
Pupils Advocacy Training:
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th November 2018 at Highgate House – Weekend Residential
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th February 2019 at Highgate House – Weekend Residential
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March 2019 at Highgate House – Weekend Residential
Pupils outside of London and the South East Circuit are recommended to approach their circuit directly in respect of the compulsory Pupils’ courses. However, pupils on circuit are very welcome to attend the courses run by Lincoln’s Inn should they prefer.
Booking onto Courses
Once you have submitted a copy of your Pupillage Registration form to the Bar Standards Board (BSB), Lincoln’s Inn will be informed once your pupillage is registered. The Inn will then send you an email with information on how to book on to the compulsory Advocacy and Practice Management training courses. The course you are booked onto is dependent on when your pupillage is registered with the BSB. This training is free of charge and is offered to all Lincoln’s Inn members on a pupillage. If you are on a pupillage and have received a dispensation from the BSB and are not required to complete the Pupils Advocacy Training you are able to pay a charge to attend this course.
This course is designed to provide you with the skills to effectively manage your practice. It is run over two evenings at Lincoln’s Inn and includes the following Topics:
First Days in Court – What to expect
Interpreting ethical scenarios
Tax and Accountancy
Equality and Diversity at the Bar
Wellbeing at the Bar
Pupils Advocacy Training:
This course is run over a residential weekend at Highgate House in Northampton. Pupils arrive on the Friday evening and the course finishes on Sunday afternoon. This course includes two civil and once criminal cases for all participants. Pupils’ are able to select either civil or criminal law for a skeleton argument submission, which is required to be submitted one week before the course begins.
The teaching style used throughout the course is the Hampel Method, which pupils may be familiar with from the BPTC.
The following is included during the weekend:
Case analysis sessions
Video reviews of performances
A mock trial
Our training is provided by experienced barristers and members of the Bench who have been trained in advocacy teaching. We are proud to be part of the tradition of the Bar teaching the Bar.