Pegasus Access and Support Scheme

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, in association with participating Chambers, launched a scheme in March 2012 to ensure that all students with the capability and determination to pursue a career at the Bar have the opportunity to undertake work experience (known as 'mini-pupillages') in barristers' chambers, regardless of their background or personal networks.

Find out if you’re eligible to apply for the Pegasus Access Scheme

Our Partners

Over 60 Chambers from across England and Wales have signed up to the Pegasus Access & Support Scheme, demonstrating the Bar’s commitment to promoting an open and diverse profession.


The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) has partnered with PASS to provide further opportunities for students to learn about life as a commercial barrister. This marks their 25th anniversary and commitment to encouraging a diverse and inclusive profession.


The application round is now open until 4 November 2016

Insight into the profession

The Bar is committed to encouraging diversity and social mobility in the profession. The Inns of Court, Specialist Bar Associations, Circuits and Bar Council all undertake initiatives to break down outdated stereotypes of the profession and to raise awareness in prospective entrants. Between these institutions, a wealth of information is available to help you decide whether a career at the Bar is right for you. Training to be a barrister is expensive and the Bar works hard to support talented aspiring barristers who may otherwise find that cost prohibitive. In order to ensure that the best and brightest are not put off by the fees involved, the Inns of Court award millions of pounds every year in scholarships for the law conversion course (GDL/CPE) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

  • Age

    The largest age group of practising barristers was 35-44

  • Socioeconomic background

    of the practising Bar had attended a state school

  • Gender

    in August 2013, 35% of practising barristers are female

  • Ethnicity

    were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background

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Our Team

Lacara Barnes-Rowe
Lacara Barnes-Rowe
Outreach Co-ordinator
Contact Lacara if you’re currently on the scheme as a student
Struan Campbell
Struan Campbell
Outreach Manager
Contact Struan if your chambers are interested in joining the scheme

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