CBA Bursary

The 2021 Bursary will open in October 2021 – Further detail will be published at the same time.

2020 Applications are invited for awards from the Criminal Bar Association Bursary Fund.

Major Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. 

The award competition is open to members of the CBA under 7 years’ callThe fund is designed to assist practising barristers from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Please complete the application form and return it, together with a reference from the applicant’s Head of Chambers, to the CBA Administrator by Friday 15th January 2021

The application form requires details of background and means together with a reference from the Applicant’s Head of Chambers (or pupil supervisor if a reference from the Head of Chambers is unavailable).

The assessment will be primarily means-tested; performance in exams will therefore not be determinative but will assist the panel in assessing the applicant’s suitability.

A number of applicants will be invited to compete in an advocacy exercise to be held in the New Year, judged by the Chair of the Social Mobility Committee.

For further details, please contact the CBA Administrator.

The Bursary Fund is generously supported by leading legal publishers Thomson Reuters (Sweet & Maxwell) and Oxford University Press

CBA Bursary Application Form 2020 

The 2020 Bursary Fund is generously supported by leading legal publishers Thomson Reuters (Sweet & Maxwell), Oxford University and a number of Criminal Chambers, including:


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