Tag: Barristers

Weber Shandwick Head Of Public Affairs Alex Deane: ‘Why I Don’t Miss The Genteel Poverty Of The Criminal Bar’

Criminal barrister-turned-PR-guru Alex Deane loved the camaraderie and courtroom thrills of the Bar. But after...

Sep 7 2012 12:34pm

Inn The Know: Gossip That’s Too Scurrilous To Publish In Full, But Too Juicy To Waste

Editorial note: welcome to Legal Cheek’s new gossip column. It’ll run every time we get...

Sep 7 2012 10:00am

Fifty Shades Of Gray’s Inn: Shopping For Cable Ties And Rope In B&Q

GDL student Anastasia Steal bumps into Christopher Grey QC, head of Gray’s Inn Chambers, in...

Sep 6 2012 1:54pm

Didn’t Get a Pupillage? Well, There’s Always Origami

Hope is gradually fading for this year’s batch of BPTC graduates without pupillages as the...

Sep 5 2012 1:58pm

Chris Grayling Appointment: Top Ten Horrified Reactions

News of the first non-lawyer appointment to the role of Lord Chancellor since the Archbishop...

Sep 5 2012 10:12am

EXCLUSIVE: 4 Breams Buildings Deletes Twitter Account After It Emerges That Most Of Its 15,000 Followers Were Fake

On Wednesday morning, the Twitter account of London criminal set 4 Breams Buildings boasted almost...

Aug 31 2012 10:57am

No Wonder People Think Barristers Are Raking It In…

Spotted on a robing room noticeboard…

Aug 24 2012 7:01am

Law Graduate Sought For Barristers Chambers Job That Is ‘Not a Step Into Legal Work’

Amid falling training contract and pupillage numbers, these are bleak times for law graduates. Still,...

Aug 23 2012 9:20am

Notice To Youthful Male Barristers On Trains: Give Baroness Deech Your Seat

Offering your seat to somebody else on the train is, from my experience, as likely...

Aug 20 2012 9:34am

Tweeting Like It’s 1984: Why Police’s Bright Idea To Ban Anonymous Bloggers Could Herald Orwellian Dystopia

Imagine a world where everything you say and write is stored indefinitely and attributable to...

Aug 17 2012 9:46am

Finally, The Inns Of Court Are Occupied!

During the past year the light at the end of the tunnel grew so dim...

Aug 14 2012 1:05pm

Stick Or Twist? Deciding When To Call It Quits In The Hunt For a Pupillage Or Training Contract

There has been good news recently for several Legal Cheek contributors – three of whom...

Aug 10 2012 2:37pm

NAMED: The Bar Graduate, 27, Who Anthony Arlidge QC Has Dumped Constance Briscoe For

On Tuesday, we relayed the extraordinary news that 18 Red Lion Court veteran Anthony Arlidge...

Aug 9 2012 7:26am

Anthony Arlidge QC, 75, Ditches Judge Constance Briscoe For Wannabe Barrister, 27

In his recently relinquished role of Master of Entertainments at Middle Temple, Anthony Arlidge QC...

Aug 7 2012 10:07am

The Post-BPTC Files: Starting An Internship Aged 28 ‘Wasn’t The Life I’d Envisaged’ – But It Worked Out Alright

Editorial note: Last month Gemma Amran turned the conventional pupillage hunt narrative on its head...

Aug 3 2012 7:06am

Pupillage Portal Gets The Year And The Day Wrong As Chambers Make Their Graduate Offers

There was widespread disbelief earlier this year when, for the first time in its three-year...

Aug 2 2012 2:40pm

Pupillage Offer Day: How You’ll Feel…

…if you net that elusive pupillage And if you don’t…

Aug 2 2012 9:03am

Five Ways Barristers Can Treat Mini-Pupils Better

As I continue the Herculean battle to obtain pupillage, I broke a promise to myself...

Aug 1 2012 10:15am

Jobless Graduates Left At Whim Of Law Firms’ Make-It-Up-As-You-Go-Along Recruitment Procedures

Last month Kearns Solicitors placed an advert in Counsel magazine seeking LPC and BPTC graduates...

Jul 24 2012 10:07am

A Shaft Of Light At The Junior Criminal Bar? Why New Advocacy Assessment Regime Could Be An Opportunity For Baby Barristers

As the Quality Assurance Scheme For Advocates (QASA) consultation rumbles on, the latest concern is...

Jul 19 2012 1:54pm

Hero Barrister Thwarts Drug Dealer’s Courtroom Escape Bid

It was just another morning in court. Peter Hampton, a barrister at Broadway House Chambers,...

Jul 17 2012 2:17pm