The BPTC is the compulsory course that all aspiring barristers must complete successfully prior to starting pupillage. The aim of the course, which can be studied either full- or part-time, is to bridge the gap between the academic study of law and the skills that are needed in practice.
'Bar Council's attack on BPTC providers is wrong' - Nottingham Law School responds to Rivlin criticism
Earlier this week, a Bar Council report criticised the commercial providers of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), saying they “are using the system to make money from people with no realistic prospect of pupillage.” Here is the response of one of those providers, Nottingham Law School.
“Commercial providers are using the system to make money from people with no realistic prospect of pupillage,” a report into the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) says.
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Mooting season is upon us. Whether you are planning to take part for the first time, or consider yourself a seasoned mooter, these tips are designed to get you thinking and help you to enjoy the experience.
On completion of your law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), you must join one of the four Inns of Court – Gray’s Inn, Inner Temple, Middle Temple or Lincoln’s Inn – before enrolling on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
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There are few more high profile barristers than Michael Mansfield QC, Lawyer 2B met up with him to talk legal aid cuts, student exploitation and his anger at injustice.