CBA Bursary

The 2019 Bursary application process is now closed.

Our 2020 Bursary will now open July 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. Other bursaries will include subscriptions to the leading practitioners’ textbooks.

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, Aaron Dolan [email protected]by Monday 4th November 2019.  

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 the most deserving applicants will be invited to compete in an advocacy exercise to be held in November, judged by the Chair of the Social Mobility Committee.

For further details, please contact the CBA Administrator, [email protected].

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

CBA Bursary Application Form 2019

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

12CP Barristers Southampton
187  Fleet Street London
2 Bedford Row London
2 Dr Johnson’s Building London
2 Harcourt Building London
2 Hare Court London
23 Essex Street London
25 Bedford Row London
3 Raymond Building London
3 Temple Gardens London
5 King’s Bench Walk London
5 Paper Building London
9 Bedford Row London
Apex Chambers Cardiff
Carmelite Chambers London
Charter Chambers London
Churchcourt Chambers London
Clothfair Chambers London
Doughty St Chambers London
Foundry Chambers London
Furnival Chambers London
Garden Court Chambers London
Guildhall Chambers Bristol
Lincoln House Chambers Manchester
NO5 Chambers Birmingham
QEB Hollis Whiteman London
Red Lion Chambers London
Six Pump Court London
St John’s Building Manchester
St Philip’s Chambers Birmingham
Trinity Chambers Newcastle