How to Apply
All the instructions on how to apply are included in the Admission Pack (pdf). Please note that we only accept original hard copies of the forms and these must be posted to: June Gascoine, Registrar, Treasury Office, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3TL. Please ensure you affix the correct postage when sending in your forms, as the Inn will not pay any excess charge due upon delivery of post.
Students commencing the BPTC course in 2018 must be a member of an Inn of court by Thursday 31 May 2018. We therefore strongly recommend you submit your application by 3.00pm on Friday 16 March 2018.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE BY 3PM ON THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018, IF YOU ARE COMMENCING THE BPTC IN SEPTEMBER 2018 (ORIGINAL HARD COPIES, NO SCANNED OR FAXED DOCUMENTS).
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION FROM THOSE STUDYING THE BPTC IN 2018, HAS NOW CLOSED
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 31 MAY, WILL BE RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT.
Students completing their law degree or GDL 2019 onwards may continue to apply for admission.
Students who complete their law degree or GDL, summer 2018 but intend to commence BPTC 2019, may apply for admission after 1 October 2018.
For the past two years, the Bar Standards Board has published a report on BPTC Key Statistics. These statistics provide information about the profile and diversity of students embarking on the BPTC, what grades they achieved, and whether or not they were successful in obtaining pupillage after completing the course. An analysis is set out of how students fared at each of the BPTC providers, and the differences between those studying full-time and part-time.
Transferring Lawyers and Specially Qualified Applicants
Transferring Lawyers, e.g. Foreign Qualified Lawyers, Solicitors, Legal Academics, Temporary Members, etc. can find out more about their admission on our Transferring Lawyers page.