The Bar Standards Board (BSB) intend to introduce a compulsory Negotiation Skills course and assessment which must be satisfactorily completed in the non-practising (usually ‘first six’) period of pupillage.
This requirement is likely to come into force for pupils starting on or after 1 September 2023.
The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) is currently in the process of developing materials to assist pupils in their preparation for this assessment.
More information will follow on this page in due course. In the meantime, the BSB intend to provide Negotiation Skills course updates here.