The Pupils' Helpline gives confidential advice and support to
members of the Bar who are currently undertaking their pupillage.
The Helpline puts them in touch with an experienced and independent
barrister who can help with problems encountered during
In many cases, pupils will be able to obtain appropriate advice
and support from their pupil supervisor and/or chambers. The Inns'
Education and Training Departments can often also help. However,
there will be occasions when pupils may prefer to discuss their
concern with a member of the Bar who is unconnected with their
For this reason, the Bar Council has established a panel of
advisers to offer pupils a confidential and objective advice
service. All of the advisers are barristers of at least five years'
call who have received training from the Bar Council. Contact can
be made, anonymously if wished, by email or telephone.
The Bar Council will put pupils who wish to discuss a problem in
confidence in contact with an appropriate adviser.
Please contact Alex Bloom
on 02076111430 or by email at
ABloom@BarCouncil.org.uk, or Onyeka
Onyekwelu on 020 7611 1323 or by email at