Our Profession

The Institute exists to bring our members and their profession closer together and represent the clerking profession within the wider legal community.

Our Members

We’re fully committed to the career-long development of each and every one of our members. This involves supporting them in, during and after the career and giving them the tools they need to uphold the highest professional standards. We also strive to give them access to the very best opportunities to grow and progress in their field, with a particular focus on training and development.

Communicating the benefits of a career in clerking and promoting diversity within the profession is also integral to what we do.

Our Structure

The Institute of Barristers’ Clerks has a number of committees that help manage and advise on our day-to-day activities and policies, including an Executive Committee and a Management Committee.

Find out more about our committees

Important Information

Code of Conduct


Barristers, clerks and chambers staff are exposed to emotionally and psychologically challenging environments on a daily basis. Wellbeing at the Bar aim to tackle the stigma associated with mental health and encourage members of the profession, and those who support the Bar, to better understand wellbeing and feel empowered to make healthy choices. Please click here to view the Wellbeing at the Bar website.


The IBC’s mentoring scheme was launched in 2018 as an additional platform and resource to its members by offering support and guidance to help all clerks within the program reach their potential. The mentoring scheme is free to all IBC members. To find out more, click here.