Applications are invited for awards from the Criminal Bar Association Bursary.
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’ call. The fund is designed to assist practising barristers from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
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 February 2024 and judged by the Chair of the CBA Social Mobility Committee and members of the same committee.
The Bursary Fund is generously supported by leading legal publishers Thomson Reuters (Sweet & Maxwell) and a number of Criminal Chambers.
The 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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