From Baby Barristers: a leading barristers' chambers seeks third six pupils who have completed pupillage at strong commercial sets to fill a number of exciting positions.
Excellent academic backgrounds are essential.
The work will be primarily commercial arbitration with an international flavour. Two of the roles will be based in London and one in the Middle East.
Successful candidates will be paid a salary of up to £80,000 for the first year (tax free equivalent in Middle East). Tenancy may be offered dependent on performance during this period...
Incredibly, Yusuf Solley landed the first pupillage he applied for – with the Government Legal Service (GLS) then paying his way through the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). But despite being involved in some fantastic work at, amongst other departments, the Attorney-General's Office, Solley yearned to be on his feet in court...
When you set your standards as low as Pupillage Portal (the recently-retired pupillage application website), it doesn't take much to come up with an improvement. Sadly, this seems to be the philosophy guiding the development of its replacement, Pupillage Gateway.
OK, it's not quite that bad. But it's bad...
Error-prone pupillage application website Pupillage Portal is to be put out of its misery – and replaced with a new site called 'Pupillage Gateway' from March next year.
OccupyTheInns argues that the recent increase of Oxbridge representation among pupil barristers is bad news for the Bar
I found it awfully sad to read in the latest Bar Barometer that pupillage numbers have fallen again, but I believe I was even more saddened by another finding: the increase in the percentage of pupils who had studied at Oxford and Cambridge. The figure has risen from 23.7% in 2010 to 34.5% in the most recent tally-up.
For the life of me I have never understood this obsession with what is popularly known as ‘Oxbridge’. Perhaps this national fixation would make sense if no other universities existed in this country other than polytechnics, but that is patently not the case. Britain has a plethora of centres of excellence for undergraduate learning, at the head of which lies the Russell Group...
Ed note: This is the fourth in a series of posts where leading members of the legal profession share their wisdom with the next generation of wannabes. The first three are here. We're featuring one-a-week in the run-up to 'Legal Cheek at the Google Campus' on 5 December.
When I dropped out of school to ride horses and work in a bar I thought I knew everything, writes Felicity Gerry. It took me four years to realise that in order to properly exercise my brain and do everything I was capable of achieving, I needed an education. The rest is history.
Earlier this week, a City lawyer told me that his firm had experienced a "surge" in unsolicited CVs and job-seeking emails from law graduates. He and his colleagues had received "far more than in previous years", he explained.
A quick call around other law firms confirmed that this surge is being felt across the City, with lawyers suggesting that it is linked to the current trend for graduates to take to the street and hustle for a job (as documented liberally in the Evening Standard of late).