In 2012 Orlagh Kelly, the founder of Briefed, was herself a barrister in private practice when she devised an innovative piece of software which enables barristers to manage their entire practice in one place, online.

Orlagh Kelly: ‘Briefed started from there, but it wasn’t long before I identified many areas of challenge where legal expertise combined with online accessibility could create bar-specific services which make life a lot easier for busy barristers. Our best-known product is probably our GDPR Certification for barristers referenced by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) in their 2020 Regulatory Return. Thousands of barristers use this product to ensure data security and compliance within their practice.’

Pupillage supervisor training re-imagined

After expanding the suite of training to include anti-racism, fair recruitment and anti-bullying & harassment as well as a swathe of other chambers related modules, the Briefed barrister team have introduced the first ever Pupillage Supervisor e-learning module to the market – and it is already their fastest selling product with more than thirty-five chambers signing up in the first the six weeks.

‘Since the BSB no longer prescribes the eligibility criteria for Pupillage Supervisors, it is up to Chambers as AETOs to ensure that their supervisors receive adequate and appropriate training,’ said Orlagh.

‘Previously, supervisors – or future supervisors – had register for live training sessions with limited places and availability. Training was dictated by a specific date, time and location.

‘After working closely with experienced supervisors and a number of Chambers, we have re-imagined how Pupillage Supervisors can gain mandated training and reach the required outcomes in the easiest, most direct way.

‘We have all the contributing supervisors to thank for ensuring the training accurately reflects how Chambers handle pupillages and pupil supervisors in real life, not just in theory.’

The Briefed Pupillage Supervisor Training is available now online and brings together all the materials and resources required for successful supervision, saving time and effort for already very busy practitioners.

Candidates may complete the course in their own time, at their own pace, and on any device of their choosing. The information is engaging, easy to follow and accessible for 12 months.

Orlagh added, ‘Barrister supervisors spend so much time reading, learning, working and training – and often away from home or at inconvenient times. Briefed as a team are drawn towards making the lives of pupil supervisors easier as they strive towards shaping careers and the future of the Bar.’

To find out more about Briefed training and support services go to or get in touch – or Tel: 02896216345. 

Testimonials from the Bar
Natasha White-Foy, HR & Administration Manager of Landmark Chambers: ‘I was delighted to find out about this new offering from Briefed – it means our members can now get this essential training completed quickly and easily, at a time that suits their own diary.’
Carol Davies of College Chambers: ‘I undertook the Briefed Pupil Supervisor course at the start of August 2022. I was able to access the course online, at home and in my own time. The course was fully informative both in terms of the regulations, BSB Handbook and all that relates to pupillage which have changed significantly since I first became a pupil supervisor in 2006. The information, as always with Briefed courses, is well set out, complete but not excessive and ensures that practical ideas are provided too. I took my time in doing the course and made some personal notes; it took me just under two hours. The documents provided with the course are extremely helpful too. Well worth the time and money and, as always, the Briefed team are a delight to work with! Top marks to us all!’