Prospects Profile: Barrister

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

TARGETjobs: Barristers

Information on pupillages, mini-pupillages and areas of practice.

The Bar Council - for England and Wales

The Bar Council is the professional body for barristers in England and Wales. Careers section contains everything you need for finding out about a career as a barrister.

BPP Law School - Bar Transfer Test

Provider of professional legal education. Their website gives details of the Bar Transfer Test (previously called the Bar Aptitude Test) which is for solicitors and qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions who wish to qualify to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.

Careers talks for aspiring Barristers (TARGETjobs Law)

Watch video clips of Barristers talking about career options at the bar. There are specific talks for different specialisms, including Human Rights, Employment, Criminal, Family, Public, Commercial and Common.

Faculty of Advocates

The Faculty of Advocates is a body of independent lawyers who have been admitted to practise as Advocates before the Courts of Scotland. Website contains career brochure on how to enter a career with the Faculty of Advocates.

TARGETjobs Pupillages Handbook

Profiles of chambers (England & Wales) with details of number of tenancies and application dates. There is also advice on making applications. An electronic version can be accessed from the website below.

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

The Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT)

The BCAT test is a compulsory entry requirement for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The BCAT information page has information about the test and a practice test.

Career Opportunities at the Bar in Scotland

A short film produced by the Faculty of Advocates explaining the benefits of a Career at the Bar and the procedure for becoming an Advocate.

Pupillage Gateway

Information about pupillages and the application procedure.

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

Information on the role and remit of the Board with detailed case studies of the career paths of people currently working as Sheriffs. There is also advice on the judicial appointments process and details of the eligibility requirements.