The 2023 Bursary will open in the Spring of 2023
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’ call. The 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 – unavailable until 2023
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 – unavailable until 2023
The Bursary Fund is generously supported by leading legal publishers Thomson Reuters (Sweet & Maxwell), Oxford University and a number of Criminal Chambers, including:
|187 Fleet Street||London|
|2 Bedford Row||London|
|2 Hare Court with special thanks||London|
|23 Essex Street||London|
|25 Bedford Row||London|
|3 Temple Gardens||London|
|30 Park Place Chambers||Cardiff|
|5 King’s Bench Walk||London|
|5 Paper Buildings||London|
|3 Raymond Building||London|
|Church Court Chambers||London|
|Cornwall Street Chambers with special thanks||Birmingham|
|Doughty Street Chambers||London|
|Garden Court Chambers||London|
|Gough Square Chambers||London|
|KCH Garden Square||Nottingham|
|Lincoln House Chambers||Manchester|
|QEB Hollis Whiteman||London|
|Red Lion Chambers||London|
|Six Pump Court||London|
|St John’s Building||Manchester|
|St Philip’s Chambers||Birmingham|
The CBA Wish to state a very special thank you to Cornwall Street Chambers Birmingham, who very kindly doubled their contribution to the 2021 fund.
Furthermore, another special thank you also goes to 2 Hare Court, London who increased their donation level by 35% for this round.