‘Vexatious’ barrister loses High Court appeal against disbarment – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who was disbarred after the Employment Appeal Tribunal made a ‘restriction of proceedings’ order (RPO) to prevent him bringing further vexatious claims, has had his appeal to the High Court rejected.’

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Legal Futures, 18th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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How to survive pupillage – Counsel

Posted October 31st, 2016 in news, pupillage by sally

‘As the new pupils settle in, Daniel Sokol offers his views on the challenges of pupillage.’

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Counsel, November 2016

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

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Bar Council investigates whether ‘third six pupils’ need protection – Legal Futures

Posted June 21st, 2016 in barristers, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Bar Council is looking at whether it needs to take action to protect ‘third six pupils’ from exploitation by chambers as they try to stay in the profession and find a tenancy.’

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Legal Futures, 21st June 2016

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Forensic Accounting: Launch of a new, online course for pupils and new practitioners – Bar Standards Board

‘In 2015, the BSB authorised BPP Professional Education to deliver an online Forensic Accounting course to pupils and new practitioners following a review of the face-to-face two day mandatory course.’

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Bar Standards Board, 29th March 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Barrister who lied to secure pupillage disbarred – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who gained a pupillage by lying about her age, faking references and falsely claiming she had been an assistant district attorney in New York has been disbarred.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Students call on the Bar Council to move Pupillage Gateway timetable – The Bar Council

Posted January 18th, 2016 in barristers, consultations, legal education, press releases, pupillage by tracey

‘Following calls from students and chambers, the Bar Council will be moving the Pupillage Gateway timetable starting in January 2017.’

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The Bar Council, 18th January 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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New figures highlight difficulties of finding pupillage as diversity of Bar students increases – Legal Futures

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in barristers, diversity, news, pupillage, statistics by tracey

‘There is no problem with ethnic diversity on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), new figures have revealed, with the number of students from Asian backgrounds increasing in recent years to the point where it almost equals the number of white students.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd December 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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New £12,000 award created to support pupils in need at the public bar – The Lawyer

Posted October 6th, 2015 in barristers, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) has created a new annual bursary to support a pupil in need at the publicly funded Bar.’

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The Lawyer, 6th October 2015

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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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

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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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

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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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

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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