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The International Legal Development Grant Programme

The International Legal and Professional Development Grant Programme allows barristers of seven years practice or less who are in employed or self-employed practice to apply for financial assistance to participate in international legal events of their choice, which contribute to their professional development.

Established by the International Committee of the Bar Council in 2009, the programme is supported by the Bar Council Scholarships Trust. The programme plays an important part of the Bar Council’s international strategy, which aims to encourage more junior barristers to participate in activities which will give them an international perspective on legal issues and help them to thrive in an increasingly globalised legal market.

Grants of up to £2,500 can be applied for and applicants must be a fully qualified barrister, working in an employed or self-employed practice, and a member from one of the supporting Specialist Bar Associations or Circuits.

I am extremely grateful to the LCLCBA and the Bar Council for their generous sponsorship of me on this mission. I would simply not have been able to go had it not been for their support; it is a testament to Bar’s continued ethos of altruism that such programmes still exist. 

Since 2009, we have awarded over 100 grants, which have helped junior barristers to participate in key international events and programmes in jurisdictions such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil, Japan, France, Singapore, and the United States.

The application deadlines for 2017 are: Monday 6 MarchMonday 22 May and Monday 18 September

Queries should be directed to the Young Barristers’ Committee or call + (0) 207 611 1323.

Full details listed on the Bar Council website.

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