Written pupillage agreements to reduce “inappropriate behaviour” – Legal Futures

‘Making written pupillage agreements compulsory could reduce the risk of pupil barristers being subjected to “inappropriate behaviour”, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.
It signalled the move in an informal consultation that also proposes to make it compulsory for chambers and other training providers to bring their pupillage recruitment timetables into line with the Pupillage Gateway.’

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Legal Futures, 9th May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB seeking views on pupillage recruitment and advertising timetable – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 8th, 2019 in advertising, barristers, press releases, pupillage by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is writing to key stakeholders to ask whether it should be made mandatory for Chambers and other Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs) providing the pupillage / work-based learning component of Bar training to bring their recruitment timetable into line with the Pupillage Gateway. Currently, the gateway timetable is between November and May. All pupillages must currently be advertised on the Gateway but the BSB believes that obliging all those offering pupillage to recruit to the same timetable would make recruitment fairer for all candidates.’

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Bar Standards Board, 7th may 2019

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Pupil recruitment system “not virtue signalling”, QC says – Legal Futures

Posted March 27th, 2019 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘The first chambers to use a recruitment system which provides ‘contextual’ information to improve diversity is not “virtue signalling”, the head of its pupillage committee has said.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Barrister apprentices on way as training reforms are approved – Legal Futures

Posted March 4th, 2019 in barristers, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the new training regime for barristers that will open up four routes to qualification, including an apprenticeship.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

LSB gives green light to bar training reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Oversight regulator the Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) proposals for changing the training regime for aspiring barristers, which includes reforms to pupillage but retains the roll of the Inns of Court.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th February 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BSB reviews pupillage recruitment practice at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

‘New research published today presents the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB’s) review of the way in which pupillages were advertised in 2018 and in the selection criteria used by barristers’ chambers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 21st January 2019

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Mini-pupillages could “indirectly discriminate”, BSB review finds – Legal Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2019 in barristers, equality, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘Unpaid mini-pupillages could “indirectly discriminate” against would-be barristers from poorer backgrounds, a review by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd January 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB seeks views on how to recover costs for overseeing new Bar training rules – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 7th, 2018 in barristers, consultations, costs, fees, legal education, press releases, pupillage by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a consultation seeking views on the charging model it proposes to introduce for organisations providing Bar training. These organisations are known as Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs).’

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Bar Standards Board, 6th December 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org

Bar considers responses on future of pupillage – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in barristers, consultations, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to assess the future of pupillage after the deadline for chambers to respond to a consultation on reforms passed on Sunday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st October 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Barrister suspended for High Court advocacy before and during pupillage – Legal Futures

Posted August 24th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, McKenzie friends, news, pupillage by sally

‘A barrister has been suspended for six months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for acting as an advocate in the High Court before and during his pupillage.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd August 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

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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?’