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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Bar Council launches Pupillage Gateway and unveils new recruitment brochure – The Bar Council

Posted February 28th, 2013 in news, pupillage by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today formally launched the new Pupillage Gateway, which goes live at 11:00 on Friday 1 March.”

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The Bar Council, 28th February 2013

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Hot 100: James Dingemans QC, 3 Hare Court – The Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2013 in barristers, diversity, inns of court, news, pupillage by sally

“Inner Temple became a trailblazer on diversity issues at the bar when in March 2012 it launched the Pegasus Access Scheme.”

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The Lawyer, 28th January 2013

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Bar Council launches new online pupillage application system – Legal Week

Posted November 30th, 2012 in internet, news, pupillage by tracey

“The Bar Council is launching a new online pupillage application system which will allow chambers to tailor applications for the first time.”

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Legal Week, 27th November 2012

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Barristers: profession is growing but what will it look like? – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2012 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

“Report shows fewer BME pupils, majority are from professional backgrounds and 22.5% have no debt.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2012

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So I want to be a barrister … how do I pay for it? – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2012 in barristers, legal education, news, pupillage by tracey

“Catherine Baksi explores the bursaries, scholarships, loans available to prospective students of the bar.”

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The Guardian, 25th October 2012

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Pupillage: a right or a privilege? – Legal Week

Posted August 21st, 2012 in news, pupillage by sally

“The beginning of August was ‘judgment day’ for many aspiring barristers – offer day for both Pupillage Portal (the centralised pupillage online application system) and many non-portal pupillages. After a long summer of interviews the big question was whether all that hard work had been worthwhile – did that elusive pupillage offer await worthy candidates?”

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Legal Week, 21st August 2012

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Difference between an excellent pupillage interview and a good one – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2012 in legal education, news, pupillage by tracey

“Stay focused, appear reasonable and craft an anecdote. And try to be likable.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2012

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Are you the new pupil? One sugar, please love – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in news, pupillage, sex discrimination, women by sally

“Sexism at the bar may be more subtle, but female pupils still get asked to book flights, babysit and told to ‘heel'”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2012

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