Pupillage Gateway opening date change on hold: Gateway must be robust not rushed – The Bar Council

Posted August 14th, 2015 in legal education, press releases, pupillage by tracey

‘The Bar Council is to delve deeper into the impact of moving the Pupillage Gateway annual opening from April to January.’

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The Bar Council, 12th August 2015

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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BSB investigating 17 barristers at same chambers over complaints about behaviour towards pupils – Legal Futures

Posted August 13th, 2015 in barristers, complaints, news, pupillage, reports by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is investigating 17 barristers at the same chambers over complaints about a ‘failure to act appropriately towards pupils’, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 13th August 2015

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Regulator consults on what could be the most sweeping reforms to Bar training in a generation; keen to seek views from all – Bar Standards Board

‘Future barristers may be able to achieve their career aspirations by a number of different, more flexible pathways if some of the approaches being considered by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) are implemented.’

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Bar Standards Board, 10th July 2015

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Pupillages fall as work at bar shrinks – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 1st, 2015 in barristers, news, pupillage, statistics by tracey

‘The downward trend in the number of bar pupillages is continuing, reflecting a fall in the availability of work, statistics released by the bar’s regulator suggest.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th April 2015

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“Professional Statement” could be the key to unlocking flexible routes to the Bar, says regulator – Bar Standards Board

‘Using a Professional Statement to define what a newly authorised barrister should be able to do from “day one” – the point of being issued a Full Practising Certificate – could be the key to making qualification routes to the Bar more flexible and innovative, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.’

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Bar Standards Board, 15th April 2015

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Should barristers have to qualify within five years? – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2015 in barristers, legal education, news, pupillage, time limits by sally

‘People are always bemoaning how difficult it is to get into law. It’s competitive, expensive, and for would-be barristers, there’s a five-year time limit during which to secure pupillage – the next stage of legal training.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2015

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Put barristers back in charge of pupillage, says bar training regulator – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 20th, 2015 in barristers, consultations, legal education, licensing, news, pupillage by sally

‘Chambers and employers should be put back in charge of designing the pupillage experience for aspiring barristers, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.’

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Bar Standards Board, 20th February 2014

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Former pupillage head launches judicial review over non-judge Visitors – Legal Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in inns of court, judicial review, news, pupillage by tracey

‘Ben Conlon, former head of the pupillage committee at 3 Temple Gardens, has launched a judicial review arguing that the Visitors to the Inns of Court should made up only of High Court judges.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2014

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Visitors uphold fine for pupillage head who ignored online applications – Legal Futures

‘The Bar’s disciplinary tribunal was right to fine the head of a pupillage committee at a London chambers that ignored 98 online applications, the Visitors to the Inns of Court have ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 11th August 2014

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Mini-pupils in chambers: legal and ethical issues – The Bar Council

Posted June 27th, 2014 in data protection, news, privacy, professional conduct, pupillage by tracey

‘The Bar Council’s Professional Practice Committee (PPC) has published a new document covering mini-pupils.’

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The Bar Council, 26th June 2014

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Inns of Court funding scheme has created 30 new pupillages – The Lawyer

Posted May 9th, 2014 in inns of court, news, pupillage by sally

‘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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The Lawyer, 8th May 2014

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Fake barrister struck off after complaints – Daily Telegraph

‘Yvonne Turley, 50, who claimed to be an employment law specialist, held meetings with her clients in McDonalds’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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Is it time to rethink a career at the criminal bar? – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2014 in barristers, legal profession, news, pupillage by sally

‘Law students have a lot to think about before pursuing a career at the criminal bar.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2014

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New Chambers supervision strategy launched – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 5th, 2013 in barristers, complaints, news, pupillage, quality assurance by sally

“From January 2014, all Chambers will be required to participate in new supervision arrangements, set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) today.”

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Bar Standards Board, 5th November 2013

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Pupillage ‐ the way ahead  – The Bar Council

Posted July 8th, 2013 in barristers, legal aid, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

“The autumn of 2013 will see Government proposals which may bring about the greatest changes to the provision of legally aided representation in criminal cases since the introduction of public funding for those accused of crime. The last two years have seen the most fundamental reduction of legal aid provision in family and general civil work since the introduction of legal aid in 1948.”

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The Bar Council, June 2013

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Does the Legal Education and Training Review live up to its billing? – Law Society’s Gazette

“There is one quote in the long-delayed Legal Education and Training Review report that gives the game away – perhaps accidentally. ‘It became clear,’ say the authors, ‘that removing some significant parts of the system, such as training contracts and pupillages, would not be acceptable.’ One must assume, then, that the reviewers accepted their remit would be strictly circumscribed at the outset. Was it not their job to decide what ought to be ‘acceptable’ – or at least actively considered? Seemingly not.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st July 2013

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Roundtable: future of the bar – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 24th, 2013 in barristers, debts, diversity, legal aid, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

“The fortunes of commercial and publicly funded barristers could hardly be more divergent at present. But it is not simply a ‘tale of two bars’. The bar’s monied and impecunious sections are co-dependent, according to those present at the Gazette’s roundtable discussion on the future of the bar. That division in fortunes is not new. But it has increased, and if further legal aid cuts follow, will become even more dramatic. As the discussion starts, it is noted that of 1,700 students emerging from bar school each year, perhaps fewer than 400 will secure pupillages – a modern low.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th June 2013

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Pupillage candidates: how to answer a problem question – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2013 in news, pupillage by sally

“Minutes before a pupillage interview, you may be given a problem question. Where should you begin?”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2013

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BSB decision to stop former chief constable self-funding pupillage upheld – Legal Futures

Posted May 28th, 2013 in barristers, equality, news, police, pupillage by sally

“A barristers’ chambers which offered an unfunded pupillage to a former police chief constable has lost its appeal against a Bar Standards Board decision that the move ran foul of equality rules designed to stop ‘rich kids’ from self-funding.”

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Legal Futures, 28th May 2013

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Top private school summoned by BSB over pupillage auction – The Lawyer

Posted May 15th, 2013 in education, news, pupillage by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has approached the head of Westminster School after it auctioned off a mini-pupillage in a bid to raise money for a new building.”

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The Lawyer, 15th May 2013

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