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... Hopefully the highly unimpressive-looking – and error... Read more »
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.
Hope is gradually fading for this year's batch of BPTC graduates without pupillages as the end of the window for barristers' chambers to make job offers approaches. Anybody sans pupillage offer by 2pm tomorrow is going to have to wait until the Pupillage Portal application system re-opens next year. In the meantime, it's possible to... Read more »
During the past year the light at the end of the tunnel grew so dim on occasions that I could barely make out its glow. There were times when I considered abandoning my quest altogether and settling for a life in another field, writes BPTC graduate OccupyTheInns. At other junctures, I thought about plotting different... Read more »
There was widespread disbelief earlier this year when, for the first time in its three-year history, Pupillage Portal didn’t go down in the run up to the April 26 pupillage application deadline. And there was more shock today when the site – which is rumoured to have been designed by Lord Neuberger during an introduction... Read more »
There is widespread shock among Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students today after the Pupillage Portal website kept working in the run up to this morning's 11am deadline for pupillage applications.
OccupyTheInns ponders the merits of a high risk, yet potentially high reward, plan B This week I have turned once more to the business of pupillage application as Pupillage Portal opened for its Spring season. There again were the familiar questions: “Why do you wish to become a barrister?”, “What areas of practice are you... Read more »
Follow @pondcat First, the bar’s awful ‘Pupillage Portal’; now the solicitors' regulator has run into criticism for its handling of students' online registrations. Cat Pond investigates A key obligation of the wannabe solicitor is the requirement that they register with the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA). Strict deadlines are enforced and the nervous Legal Practice Course... Read more »