Practising Certificate


In order to practise at the Bar of England and Wales, barristers must have a current Practising Certificate.

The Practising Certificate Fee funds the expenditure that falls within the 'permitted purposes' as defined by the Legal Services Board (LSB) in accordance with s51 of the Legal Services Act 2007 (LSA) and the rules made thereunder. 

Full details of  Practising certificate requirements and the  Authorisation to Practice process are available on the Bar Standards Board website.