The role of a Barrister is to offer specialist legal advice whilst representing and defending a client in the court room.
Barristers are qualified legal professionals who are good at persuading, being able to examine and explain complex issues so that their clients and members of a Jury are able to follow an argument clearly.
Bar training at City
The Bar Vocational Studies programme from City was brought in to replace the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).
Upon completion of the BVS course you will qualify to be Called to the Bar of England Wales.
Our full and part-time programme offers you a choice of learning methods and routes depending on your requirements and learning style.
From recent graduates to doctors and front bench MPs, our BVS programmes cater both for those who have always been dedicated to a professional legal career as well as people seeking a career change, and those who are able to make use of the training together with a professional legal qualification in business, management or administration.
Training and career information for Law students
How to become a barrister
Barristers offer legal advice but also represent their clients and solicitors in tribunals or in court.
Pupillage advice service
Students are advised to develop their CVs and Gateway forms over the year once they have been accepted on to the BVS programme.
Mooting is a training exercise for students allowing them to undertake a mock trial, arguing two sides of a point.