Important information for pupil barristers and pupil supervisors

When the relevant parts of the Legal Services Act 2007 came into force on the 1 January 2010, it became a criminal offence to undertake a reserved legal activity, such as exercising a right of audience without having in force a valid practising certificate.

All pupils who are currently undertaking their second six months pupillage have now been sent a practising certificate. All pupils and pupil supervisors have been written to about the implications of these changes and guidance can be found on our website:

If you have any queries about these changes, please contact Dawn Elvy, on