have joined forces with the Bar Council’s International Committee to offer their members of seven years’ Call or less, in employed or self-employed practice, financial assistance to participate in international legal events and conferences of their choice, before the end of 2011, where they can demonstrate that there will contribute to their professional development and legal practice. 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. The grant programme thereby funds up to two thirds of the cost of participating in an international legal event. Ten junior barristers were awarded grants in the February application round. There are two more application deadlines this year: 5pm on 27 May and 30 September.

For more information and directions on how to apply for the programme please visit the following web page:


Any queries as to the application process and administration of the programme should be directed to Sarah Richardson at SRichardson@BarCouncil.org.uk.