Mitigating Circumstances Applications Guidance (Admissions)

For use during ICCA Bar Course applications


Applicants who achieved either a 2:2 award in their acceptable law degree or a pass classification in their Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or equivalent GDL qualification, but consider that they would, but for mitigating circumstances, have achieved a minimum 2:1 award or minimum Commendation classification respectively, may apply to the ICCA for the exercise of discretion to disapply the minimum degree award or GDL classification requirement in their individual case.

When you apply for a place on the ICCA Bar Course, the online application form contains a section for you to set out the mitigating circumstances that apply in your case, together with the facility to upload the required references and evidence in support.

Please ensure that you read this guidance before you submit your application.

Mitigating Circumstances Guidance