Pupillage

MILLIONAIRE LAWYERS SHOULD FUND PUPILLAGES

Follow @OccupyTheInns Unless the legal profession acts, an occupation of the Inns of Court could become inevitable, argues OccupyTheInns During the last few days I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it is not currently a realistic objective to occupy the Inns of Court. It has become clear to me that it is simply… Read more »

£65K FOR A PUPILLAGE?!

Follow @FellowsAdam Adam Fellows considers the discrepancies between pupil earnings, and asks whether the Bar should bring back unfunded pupillages At Legal Cheek, the matter of pupillages has been getting a lot of attention recently. Two posts by jobless Bar graduate OccupyTheInns – one about ways of showing dissatisfaction with the lack of pupillages and… Read more »

#RoundMyKitchenTable: ALTERNATIVE CAREERS TO LAW

Dan Hoadley and Alex Aldridge, both of whom trained as barristers before going into journalism (with Dan actually turning down a pupillage to do so), on why there’s more to life than practising law. Solicitor Kevin Poulter chips in with regular snide asides. Put your feet up, spread a strong-smelling takeaway across your desk, and… Read more »

WHAT’S DRIVING YOU, LOVE OR FEAR?

Follow @AlexAldridgeUK Don’t pursue a career on the basis of what will sound good at dinner parties, says Alex Aldridge Every month or so I get an email from a student asking for advice. Sometimes they want me to help them decide if they should risk going to law school without having a job lined… Read more »

#TweetsOfTheWeek

Follow @LegalCheek Legal Cheek is watching you… Twitter put down of the week Rookie barrister @RupertMyers’ empathy-radiating response to @OccupyTheInns’ blog (which urged jobless law grads to occupy the Inns of Court). “My level of sympathy approaches 0. Might as well be an ‘occupy premiership football’ movement.” Twitter gag of the week This incredible video… Read more »

#RoundMyKitchenTable: BAR DELEGATION VISITS DALSTON

      Jeremy Hopkins, a practice manager at top commercial set 3 Verulam Buildings, and Benjamin Gray, a pupil barrister specialising in employment law at another London chambers, make the difficult journey from central London to Legal Cheek’s Hackney recording studios (AKA podcast host Alex Aldridge’s flat). There, having plied Jez and Ben with… Read more »

ETHNIC MINORITIES DON’T ‘FIT THE IMAGE’

Follow @khan_sophie It’s harder to get on in law if you’re not white, argues solicitor-advocate Sophie Khan The August riots have forced the debate on whether there truly are equal opportunities for ethnic minorities in this country. Recent analysis by the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office into the background of those arrested have… Read more »