Can you apply for pupillage before BPTC?Zara Arif Zara Arif
On the path to qualification as a barrister, it can seem that there are a lot of years of study to complete before you get to undertake any practical experience. Many students wonder if they can undertake or apply for a pupillage before taking the Bar Practice Training Course (BPTC) and this article will aim to clear up any confusion.
Do you have to do a pupillage to be a barrister?Thomas Cserep Thomas Cserep
Pupillages, mini-pupillages and the Bar Course, the path to becoming a barrister may seem confusing at first. However, we will clear up the jargon and discuss what pupillages are and whether you will have to do one to become a barrister.
Finding a pupillageJack Denton, Co-founder & Director, AllAboutLaw.co.uk Jack Denton, Co-founder & Director, AllAboutLaw.co.uk
Landing a pupillage is tough. There are only around 450 pupillages available each year. To put that into context, around 1,500 people complete the BPTC every year and can continue applying
How hard is it to get a pupillage?Natasha Jones Natasha Jones
Aspiring barristers will have heard many stories about how competitive the Bar is, with the number of applicants per pupillage advertised increasing year-on-year. But why is the application process so competitive? What does it entail? How can you increase your chance of success? We answer your burning questions.
How many people apply for pupillage annually?Helena Kudiabor Helena Kudiabor
To become a barrister, you are required to complete a legal degree (or a law conversion course), vocational bar training and finally a year-long pupillage. In this article, you’ll find out just how many people apply for a pupillage each year, and what you can do to secure yours.
Problems finding a pupillagePaul Harris, Co-founder & Director, AllAboutLaw Paul Harris, Co-founder & Director, AllAboutLaw
It is not guaranteed that you will find a pupillage immediately on completing your BPTC. You may have applied to several chambers, but either you’ve not heard from them at all,
Pupillage applicationsBilly Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk
You have your heart set on a career at the Bar, despite everyone advising you against it. “It’s far too competitive… Hardly anyone secures a pupillage!” you hear them cry. But
The realities of gaining pupillageMaudie Powell-Tuck, AllAboutLaw Maudie Powell-Tuck, AllAboutLaw
When you decide to pursue a career at the Bar, you may find some people advising you against it, from career advisers and university lecturers to barristers on mini-pupillages.
What is a pupillage?Charlie Phillips, Author of Working in Law 2013 Charlie Phillips, Author of Working in Law 2013
Barristers’ pupillages last one year, and are divided into two six-month stages, known as ‘sixes’. The first ‘six’ is referred to as the ‘non-practising’ six, since the pupil is not yet
What is the purpose of pupillage?Lauren Ainscough Lauren Ainscough
Pupillage is the final step needed to qualify as a barrister. Usually completed in barristers’ chambers, pupillage is a 12-month training period consisting of two sixth-month phases (‘sixes’) completed under the supervision of a junior barrister. But what is the purpose of pupillage?