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.
Atkin Chambers has revamped its graduate recruitment process, exiting the Pupillage Gateway system and offering its pupils £72,500 from 2016 - the highest award at the Bar.
“The BPTC is exploitative. Providers don’t care about you, they care about the money”: BSB focus group lays bare BPTC’s problems
The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has been branded as “exploitative” and “not fit for purpose” by barristers, pupils and bar students.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) recently said that its professional statement could be the key to unlocking the bar for many people who are currently unable to access the profession.
The legal landscape is changing and questions are being raised about whether legal education is still fit for purpose. Lawyer 2B assembled some experts to give their views…
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)
With legal aid cuts hitting minority-friendly areas of the bar, is it time to give up your legal dreams?
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.