New Practitioners' Programme

New Practitioners need to attend a total of 45 hours of training by the end of their first three years of independent practice. Nine of these hours must be advocacy and three ethics.

The Inn's New Practitioners’ Programme (NPP) offers courses both in Advocacy, with a choice of programme for those at the Self-Employed Bar (civil, criminal or family law) or the Employed Bar, and in Ethics.

NPP advocacy courses comprise a series of workshops on a Saturday, preceded by a case analysis session about two and a half weeks before, and some written work (skeleton argument etc). The dates in 2017 & 2018 will be:​

  • Saturday 21 October 2017
  • Saturday 17 March 2018
  • Saturday 23 June 2018 - Civil, Family & Employed Bar
  • Saturday 13 October 2018

The Criminal course will be run as a series of evening workshops in May, dates to be confirmed.

The dates for the NPP courses in Ethics in 2017 & 2018 will be:

  • Sunday 22 October 2017
  • Sunday 18 March 2018
  • Sunday 24 June 2018 - Civil, Family & Employed Bar.
  • Sunday 14 October 2018

If you have any enquiries about the NPP please contact Indira Pillay at or Jessica Masi at