Transferring Lawyers

Are you a lawyer wanting to transfer to practise at the Bar? If so there are different processes for:

  • qualified foreign lawyers 
  • legal academics
  • European lawyers
  • solicitors

details of which can be found at the following link:

Applications of these types are considered by the Qualifications Committee.

Those approved by the Qualifications Committee will normally be required to sit all or part of the Bar Transfer Test, prior to Call to the Bar of England and Wales.

For those lawyers qualified to transfer the Bar in line with the Bar Standards Board regulations we want to hear from you if you can:

  • demonstrate that you enjoy an existing practice in one or more of our six practice areas: commercial; personal injury (including inquests and clinical negligence); costs; employment; road traffic (including credit hire and fraud) and family.

  • provide a clear business plan setting out in detail your professional ambitions, with earnings targets, for each of the next 5 years with specific plans of how you can achieve those targets.

  • demonstrate receipt of an income of £100k+ pa over the last three years or provide a clear business plan setting out in detail how you will achieve this minimum level of earnings in your first 12 months at Clerksroom.

Are you also

  • confident?
  • ambitious?
  • hard working & committed?
  • motivated?
  • flexible & commercially minded?
  • excellent at communicating? 

Our experience tells us that if you have the qualities we set out above then we would love to work with you.

We are confident you will also love working with us because we will assist you to strategically develop your practice in line with your business plan and provide you with the professional environment and culture we believe will help you to thrive.

Benefits of Clerksroom:

  • Ability to work from home 
  • Full range of services 
  • Comprehensive IT support 
  • Motivated support team
  • Variety of marketing opportunities
  • Career progression
  • Stability

If you would like to discuss any of the above in confidence please contact

Stephen Ward (Managing Director) on 01823 704070 or email

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