The Bar Council has extended the pupillage application deadline for a second time after disastrous new website Pupillage Gateway stopped working again today...
Bar Council chair Maura McGowan QC doesn't think much of the recent Legal Services Board (LSB) report on the Bar's cab rank rule (which basically suggests that the rule which many barristers hold dear to their hearts is more about money than helping people).
Indeed, McGowan thinks so little of the report that she's not sure if it's real, referring to it in inverted commas as a "report" in a letter to members of the Bar published yesterday on the Criminal Bar Association's blog. The Bar Council supremo doesn't stop there, proceeding to take a swipe at the report's authors, Professors John Flood and Morten Hviid...
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...
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