Tag: Barristers

Apprentice Star Sparks Daily Mail Pupillage Coffee-Making Row

“If you had someone trained as a barrister, you wouldn’t have them running round making...

Apr 11 2012 2:05pm

If Pupillage Portal Doesn’t Work Then It’s The New York Bar

OccupyTheInns ponders the merits of a high risk, yet potentially high reward, plan B This...

Apr 4 2012 9:41am

Dismissed: Wannabe Barrister’s Claim That Minimum Pupillage Award Is Discriminatory To Black Africans

Like many Bar graduates, John Iteshi couldn’t get a pupillage – or even an interview...

Apr 3 2012 12:49pm

EXCLUSIVE: Cottaging At The Inner Temple – Police Patrolling Sex Venue Toilets

Inner Temple has been forced to call in the police to deal with groups of...

Mar 30 2012 9:01am

QC’s ‘Joke’ Lands Him In Trouble – But He’s Cleared Of Misconduct

As a coroner struggled to work her new iPad at an inquest for a man...

Mar 29 2012 10:56am

The Times Mistakenly Features Barrister In Story – And 2 Days Later Still Hasn’t Removed Her Name

On Monday, Lucy Reed, a barrister at St John’s Chambers in Bristol, was surprised to...

Mar 28 2012 8:33am

Killing Time In Pre-Pupillage Purgatory

Pupillage-less prospective barrister Jack Smith is wary of forking out yet more cash on a...

Mar 27 2012 9:58am

‘I’m Worried Having a Blog Could Repel Chambers’

King’s College law student Yi Bin Woh reckons Lord Neuberger’s recent warning to judges about...

Mar 21 2012 10:34am

How To Get An Inns Of Court Scholarship

BPTC student Jack Smith, who’s in receipt of a full scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn, explains...

Mar 19 2012 1:43pm

Lord Neuberger Slams Judges For Appearing on MasterChef

Never upstage the boss. And that rule applies double when your boss is Master of...

Mar 19 2012 11:23am

Bar Social Mobility Scheme Strikes Blow For The 99%

Inner Temple’s work experience initiative is infused with the spirit of the Occupy movement, writes...

Mar 16 2012 10:29am

Times Law 100: It’s Oxbridge-Educated White Men And Shami Chakrabarti, Again!

Another year, another list of the UK’s top 100 lawyers by The Times. And once...

Mar 15 2012 1:32pm

Got a 2:2? Want To Be a Barrister? Well, You’ve Got a Chance

While researching my article about sitting the Kaplan BPTC aptitude test for the Guardian this...

Mar 14 2012 1:53pm

Legal Profession Is ‘Bedazzled By The Legend Of London’

In reality, the capital’s lawyers are no better than their regional counterparts, says The Law...

Mar 13 2012 12:53pm

David ‘Scrap The QC System’ Wolfe QC Is STILL Fuming

Rule one of PR: you can’t shut the stable door after the horse has bolted....

Mar 13 2012 10:54am

Bar Should Be Restricted To Russell Group Graduates

Why incur the cost and hassle of an aptitude test to limit entry onto the...

Mar 9 2012 11:00am

City Lawyers Go After David Wolfe QC

RollOnFriday’s story about newly appointed silk David Wolfe QC (pictured) signing a letter in 2003...

Mar 5 2012 2:59pm

Explained: What Lawyers Do

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Mar 5 2012 12:30pm

Pupillage In The Provinces? Thanks, But No Thanks

London-based pupillage hunter OccupyTheInns thinks taking a position in the regions could be a bad...

Mar 2 2012 1:23pm

Becoming a QC: Easy as £4,200 inc VAT

The congratulations email received by today’s new QCs comes with…a bill for £4,200 (inclusive of...

Feb 29 2012 2:00pm

Michael Mansfield QC: ‘The Johnny Depp Of The Legal World’

“Radical; vegetarian; socialist. These three words are rarely used in conjunction with lawyers, but these...

Feb 29 2012 12:01pm