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In an effort to promote social mobility, equality and inclusion the FLBA is pleased to be awarding up to 2 generous scholarships in the amount of £15,000 to fund applicants intending to practise in Family Law. The FLBA is delighted to be launching this important initiative and is pleased that a member of Bridging the Bar has agreed to sit on our selection panel.  The objective of the scholarships is to increase opportunity for those wishing to train for the Bar by assisting candidates who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend the BPC/BTC and/or to pay the fees.  

The scholarship is intended
(a)     either, to meet their personal day-to-day living expenses whilst attending Part I and/or Part II of the new Bar Practice Course or Bar Training Course (‘BPC/BTC’), formerly the Bar Professional Training Course
(b)     and/or, to pay the fees required to do so in part or in whole with a view to commencing a family law pupillage thereafter.

Accordingly, evidence of financial means and of any indebtedness will be required as part of the application process.

It will be a precondition of the scholarship award that any applicant has obtained a family law pupillage in chambers which wholly or primarily undertakes family law work. There is an expectation that any applicant will have a 2.1 degree.

There will be two rounds of interview. The first will take place in late June/early July 2021 and will be conducted remotely.  Second round interviewees will be expected to submit a short essay in advance of their interview.  The successful candidates will be announced on 23rd July 2021. To apply please download our application from HERE.   Please submit the completed from to scholarship@flba.co.uk by not later than 4.00 p.m. on 4th June 2021.