BSB agrees further key elements for the future of Bar training – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 31st, 2018 in barristers, consultations, hate crime, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘Following its recent consultation, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has agreed in principle how it should move forward with several further aspects of its review into the training and qualification of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 30th May 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Bar Council finds mixed picture of success for BME graduates getting BPTC places and pupillages – Legal Futures

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in barristers, minorities, news, pupillage, statistics by tracey

‘The link between ethnicity and success on the Bar professional training course and in attaining pupillage is more nuanced than the big gap between white and non-white candidates presented by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), the Bar Council has claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB investigates how chambers advertise for and recruit pupils to check for “unjustified” barriers – Legal Futures

Posted April 20th, 2018 in advertising, barristers, diversity, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is reviewing whether there are “unjustified and discriminatory barriers to pupillage” at the advertising and recruitment stage, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 20th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB agrees approach on the role of the Inns of Court in the future of Bar training – Bar Standards Board

‘Following its recent consultation, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has agreed in principle how it should prescribe the future role of the Inns of Court in the training and qualification of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 23rd March 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.

Barrister who lied about LLM and death penalty experience to gain pupillage disbarred – Legal Futures

‘A barrister has been disbarred for lying about her qualifications and experience, including a claim that she had saved 10 men from the death penalty in Malawi.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Revealed: White students twice as likely as black counterparts to pass LPC – Legal Futures

‘Students from white backgrounds are almost twice as likely as those from black backgrounds to pass the legal practice course (LPC), a report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 4th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BME graduates “half as likely” to obtain pupillages as white peers – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2017 in equality, news, pupillage, race discrimination, reports by sally

‘Graduates from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds are half as likely to obtain pupillages as their white peers, research for the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 12th December 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

New research published to help inform Future Bar Training decisions – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 11th, 2017 in barristers, diversity, legal education, news, pupillage, race discrimination, reports by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published two new pieces of research that are intended to provide a qualitative and quantitative evidence base to inform its current decision-making about the future training of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 11th December 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Aspiring barristers to benefit from bar’s wellbeing portal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 11th, 2017 in barristers, internet, legal education, mental health, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘The Bar Council has extended its ‘wellbeing’ initiative – originally set up to support barristers who may suffer from mental health problems – to include students.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th December 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

EVENT: Henderson Chambers – Pupillage Event 2017

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in Forthcoming events, pupillage by sally

‘Henderson Chambers are holding a Pupillage Event to meet future pupillage applicants. We want to get to know you, and we want to give you a chance to get to know us. We hope to introduce you to Chambers and to our Pupillage.

Members of Chambers are currently instructed in the Grenfell Tower Fire, the VW Emissions litigation, Nigerian oil spills, and the Seroxat group action, as well as many other high profile and complex cases.

In 2019-2020, Chambers will offer its pupils a £70,000 award and a Caribbean secondment.

Event Details:
• 25 November 2017 (immediately after the National Pupillage Fair)
• 3.30pm to 6.00pm
• Talks from senior and junior members
• Q&A
• Drinks, food, and a chance to mingle with our members

If you would like to attend, please email pupillages@hendersonchambers.co.uk no later than 4pm on 3 November 2017. You need to include your name and contact details, and answer the following question in no more than 100 words: Why are you interested in Pupillage at Henderson Chambers?’

Pupillage special: Who supervises the supervisors? – Counsel

Posted September 12th, 2017 in barristers, news, pupillage by tracey

‘Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Simon O’Toole assess the Pupillage Supervisor Network one year on and offer a view on pupillage regulation.’

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Counsel, August 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Bar aims to tackle pupillage crisis – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 21st, 2017 in legal education, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘More than 60% of students who completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) fail to get pupillage, statistics from the Bar Standards Board have shown as the regulator ponders reforms to training.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th June 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Maximising mini-pupillage – Counsel

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in barristers, diversity, legal profession, news, pupillage by sally

‘No contacts, no mini-pupillage? Dr Elaine Freer examines the state of work experience at the Bar in light of recent guidance for chambers and her own research on socio-economically disadvantaged aspirant entrants.’

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Counsel, March 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

‘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

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

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

SOurce: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

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

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

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