Our Vision

Bridging the Bar’s vision for the future is a society where the Bar is accessible for everyone regardless of race, sex, class or other characteristics.​

Bridging the Bar Team

Who We Help

We are committed to increasing the equality of access to opportunities in the legal profession across all underrepresented groups. We help students who, owing to their disability, ethnic background, socio-economic background, education, sexuality or other characteristic belong to groups which are statistically underrepresented in the profession.

Become a BTB Candidate

A Breakdown of the Bar

Graph showing students applying for pupilage (2,142) vs students securing pupilage (206) in 2020

Students applying for pupillage vs Students securing pupillage (2020)

LawCareers.Net Record number of aspiring barristers enrol on bar course
Data obtained from the BSB (30 June 2020)

Graph showing ethnic breakdown of BAME (19%) vs white (79.7) pupil barristers

Ethnic breakdown of pupil barristers

LawCareers.Net BSB statistics on BAME attainment: “Diversity at the Bar 2019”

Graph showing ethnic breakdown of BAME pupil barristers in 2019: Asian (34%), Mixed (20%), Black (13%)

Ethnic breakdown of BAME pupil barristers (2019)

LawCareers.Net
BSB statistics on BAME attainment: “Diversity at the Bar 2019”

Employed disabled people (13.4%) vs disabled barristers (6%) (2019)

Employed disabled people vs Disabled barristers (2019)

BSB statistics on BAME attainment: ”Diversity at the Bar 2019”

Graph showing pupil barristers declaring their educational background (educated in the UK) : 38% independent school 62% state school

Pupil barristers declaring their educational background (educated in the UK)

BSB statistics on BAME attainment: “Diversity at the Bar 2019”

Graph showing pupil barristers declaring their sexual orientation: Heterosexual (92.4%) vs LGBTQA (7.6%)

Pupil barristers declaring their sexual orientation

BSB statistics on BAME attainment: “Diversity at the Bar 2019”

Support Us

Join over 70 chambers, 26 sponsorship partners and over 300 barristers and members of the judiciary in supporting BTB to achieve our vision for a society where the Bar is accessible for everyone regardless of race, sex, class or other characteristic.