Last night on Twitter the public face of a heavily-hyped new legal market entrant launched an extraordinary — and completely unfounded — personal attack on a barrister who had tweeted a Daily Mirror article about his past.
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Can anyone decipher the meaning of Kingston Crown Court's incredibly complicated lunch deal?
Several pupillage hopefuls have alerted us to the incredibly fast pupillage application schedule being operated by Kings Court Chambers in Birmingham.
As you can see from the screenshot below, Kings Court invited wannabe barristers to submit their applications by Thursday (5 December), attend interview on Friday (6 December) and then — if successful — start their pupillage tomorrow (10 December).
Unlike his friend, who crashed his hired Jaguar into the chambers where he was interviewing, 9 St John Street barrister Adam Willoughby secured pupillage with minimal hitches. Here is how he did it.
We gathered together Young Barristers' Committee chair Hannah Kinch, Citizenship Foundation programme manager Paul Bower and Hardwicke barrister Charles Bagot — and grilled them about the Bar's relationship with corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Pictured above, in order, from left to right, Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge, Kinch, Bower and Bagot.
EXCLUSIVE: Young Barristers' Committee of the Bar Council chair Hannah Kinch has made a robust defence of the viability of a career at the criminal Bar and urged students from working class backgrounds to keep aiming to become criminal barristers.
They've all been at it lately. Last month the Guardian committed the relatively minor offence of illustrating a story about criminal barristers with a picture of the Civil Procedure Rules. Next The Times adorned a story about the magic circle with an image of a wig. And now this from The Independent...
Kaplan Law School head of careers Gemma Baker (pictured below) tells Legal Cheek's Alex Aldridge how Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students can secure a pupillage before they are called to the Bar
Just five days after Gary Bell QC joined Twitter last month and he had amassed an incredible 17,079 followers — 1,609 more than tweeting sensation Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) managed in the same period, according to Twitter Counter*.
Friday 22 November was a particular high point for the No5 Chambers criminal defence silk (pictured below), as he hauled in a whopping 4,268 new Twitter devotees — almost three times as many as the Pope (@Pontifex) acquired that day.
OK, so Bell has been on TV recently, starring in new BBC1 daytime consumer show 'The Legalizer', but, eye-catchingly, his Twitter growth occurred in the week before the programme had even aired.
Throughout the month we've been keeping track of the moustaches being grown by the nation's solicitors, barristers and clerks. Here are 16 of the best...