“This has to be the nastiest time of the year for budding barristers. It is hunting season and the prize is one of those coveted pupillages. At the end of April a swarm of hopefuls sent their carefully crafted pupillage applications whizzing off into the unknown. Some may even have knocked out extra applications to sets of chambers not subscribing to the Bar’s version of UCAS, the dreaded Pupillage Portal.
So, I’ve taken it upon myself to suggest five ways those currently plodding through this frankly sadistic system may make it to the other end (whatever the result) in one piece.”
Legal Week, 27th July 2011