Funding for junior barristers through the international professional and legal development grant programme

  • International Committee
  • Financial assistance for junior members

Various Specialist Bar Associations have joined forces with the Bar Council’s International Committee to offer their junior members (seven years’ Call or less) financial assistance to participate in international legal events of their choice which contribute to their professional development.


Under this programme the cost of participating in such events is shared equally between the applicant, his or her SBA and the Bar Council Scholarships Trust. It aims to encourage more junior barristers to gain an international perspective on legal issues and help them thrive in an increasingly globalised legal market.

In return for the financial support the successful applicants commit to disseminating the knowledge and experience gained among junior members of his or her SBA. In 2010, 11 participants benefited from receiving the grant.

Please refer to the international pages of the Bar Council website for details of the three application rounds which will take place this year.
Any queries as to the application process and administration of the programme should be directed to Sarah Richardson. Email: SRichardson@barcouncil.org.uk; Tel: 020 7611 1316.

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