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Pupillage

After successfully completing the Bar Professional Training Course, you must then start a one-year period of work-based learning known as ‘pupillage’ before you qualify as a fully-fledged barrister.

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Inns of Court funding scheme has created 30 new pupillages

The Inns of Court Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme has created 30 pupillages in its first year, with 15 new pupils due to start in 2014 and the same number set to begin pupillage in 2015.

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Dyers Chambers cancels pupillage, blaming legal aid cuts

London’s Dyers Chambers has cancelled its pupillage for 2015, blaming cuts in legal aid.

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The Bar Barometer 2014: what else did it say?

The annual report from the Bar Standards Board and Bar Council last week made news for its erroneous assertion that tenancies had fallen by 64 per cent, overshadowing a number of interesting stats about the current makeup of the bar.

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BPP's offer to BPTC students: gain pupillage within six months or study LPC for free

BPP offering its BPTC graduates who fail to secure a pupillage within six months of completing the course the opportunity to take the LPC for free.

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Inns of Court launch scheme to boost pupillages

The Inns of Court have introduced a scheme to encourage publicly-funded chambers to offer pupillage.

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Law students condemn pupillage auction

Lawyer2B readers have condemned Westminster School’s recent auction of a mini-pupillage.

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Life at the bar: Using your dress sense

Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister negotiates the intricacies of life in practice. This issue: dressing for court

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The ultimate guide to pupillage interviews

Lawyer 2B attended City University’s event on how to get through pupillage interviews yesterday (7 May). Here are our carefully selected words of wisdom from the assembled panel.

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The Bar Barometer 2014: what else did it say?

The annual report from the Bar Standards Board and Bar Council last week made news for its erroneous assertion that tenancies had fallen by 64 per cent, overshadowing a number of interesting stats about the current makeup of the bar.

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17 tips on how to get pupillage

Yesterday evening, barristers and pupils from 5 Essex Court, Blackstone Chambers, Church Court Chambers and Devereux Chambers gathered to give their advice on how to gain pupillage to Kaplan Law School BPTC students. Here’s what we learned… 

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Life at the bar: Outside the chambers bubble

Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This issue: going on secondment is a great opportunity for a young barrister, but there are pitfalls for the unwary…

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Life at the bar: Taking on senior counsel

Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This issue: squaring up against more experienced opposition

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Crystal ball: What next for the bar?

Prediction: Legal aid changes will have a devastating effect on the criminal bar, although the international commercial bar will thrive

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Life at the bar: How to handle too much LIP

Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This issue: litigants in person

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Pupillage: What to Expect

About to start pupillage? Don’t panic! Henderson Chambers’ Rachel Tandy offers some advice to help you hit the ground running.

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Pounds for pupillages

Auctioning internships is becoming more common, giving students from well-off backgrounds a significant leg-up into highly competitive professions, including the law

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Running the pupillage gauntlet

If you applied for pupillages last year but were unsuccessful, you may be feeling dejected. But with the pupillage portal opening soon, now is the time to improve your prospects. Henderson Chambers’ Rachel Tandy looks at how to get back on the horse.

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Inn-side story

The Inns of Court are the beating heart of London’s legal profession, say aspiring barristers Stuart Baran and Anita Davies

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Across the bar

Becoming a QC is a major milestone in any barrister’s career, but they all started out at the bottom. Lawyer 2B asks three of 2012’s new QCs what it takes to make it at the bar

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The disparity between the number of students completing the BPTC and the pupillage places on offer means many would-be barristers are in career limbo. Christian Metcalfe reports

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Applying for pupillage - take note

In the autumn issue of Lawyer 2B one bar hopeful kept a diary of the day she received four pupillage offers. Here, she reveals the secrets of her success

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The longest day: waiting for pupillage offers

Waiting on pupillage offers can be tough. One bar hopeful put pen to paper to save her nails.

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Good marks, get set, go

For those of you who are worried about plummetting retention rates spare a thought for aspiring barristers.

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How to survive: Pupillage applications

Pupillage is the final stage of your training, enabling you to get out of the classroom and into the courtroom to assist on and run real cases. You must complete a pupillage to qualify as a barrister and competition is fierce.

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