Authorisation to Practise 2017 is now open
21 February 2017
The annual Authorisation to Practise (AtP) process is now open.
During the process, barristers will be able to:
Update current practising/contact details
Verify practising status
Pay the practising certificate fee
Support the Bar and receive member benefits by renewing or
signing up to the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)
Declare that you have obtained and paid for adequate indemnity
Support the Bar Pro Bono Unit
Sign a declaration of truth, which is designed to ensure
understanding of the process and new system, and more.
The renewal will be completed via a quick and easy online
system, Barrister Connect. A step-by-step video
explaining how to use Barrister Connect is available on the Bar Council's YouTube Channel. You
should have received your ID number from the Bar Council. You will
need this number to complete the AtP process. If you do not receive
one, contact the Bar Council Records Office at Records@barcouncil.org.uk Please be aware
that the process must be completed by 31 March 2017.