“You are low in the hierarchy here,” said the senior clerk to the junior clerk, “but he” - pointing at the pupil - “is lower than you”.*
Lawyer 2B attended City University’s event on how to get through pupillage interviews. Here are our carefully selected words of wisdom from the assembled panel.
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.
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…
Prediction: Legal aid changes will have a devastating effect on the criminal bar, although the international commercial bar will thrive
Auctioning internships is becoming more common, giving students from well-off backgrounds a significant leg-up into highly competitive professions, including the law
The Inns of Court are the beating heart of London’s legal profession, say aspiring barristers Stuart Baran and Anita Davies
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
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
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
Waiting on pupillage offers can be tough. One bar hopeful put pen to paper to save her nails.
For those of you who are worried about plummetting retention rates spare a thought for aspiring barristers.
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.
Our resident barrister gives her tips for a stress-free Christmas in chambers
Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister negotiates the intricacies of life in practice. This issue: dressing for court
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…
Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This issue: squaring up against more experienced opposition
Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This issue: litigants in person