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Pro bono and the path to silk

Pro bono and the path to silk

Rebecca Wilkie explains how pro bono can become an intrinsic part of your silk application

16 February 2022 / Rebecca Wilkie
Alternate careers to the Bar: are they as good as you think?

Alternate careers to the Bar: are they as good as you think?

When thoughts arise that there must be more to life than this, is a career change necessarily the answer? Tim Bergin on the benefits of leaving the Bar and coming back again

14 February 2022 / Tim Bergin
Looking for pupillage? Thinking in-house?

Looking for pupillage? Thinking in-house?

During the tumultuous search for pupillage, Victoria Alicea describes how the journey can make all the difference to the destination: thinking broader, picking up new skills and finding a home in-house

31 January 2022 / Victoria Alicea
How to get pupillage: Part one – the application

How to get pupillage: Part one – the application

In this fierce competition, your written application will determine whether you are invited to interview. Paul Secher considers what you can do to enhance your prospects of success

31 January 2022 / Paul Secher
Information barriers are entry barriers

Information barriers are entry barriers

It aint what you say, its the way that you say it... David Anderson sets out a new, inclusive approach to barrister recruitment that openly talks about the key factors (including cost) when choosing a chambers

28 January 2022 / David Anderson
Regulatory roles and how to get them

Regulatory roles and how to get them

Highly sought after and ideally suited to the skills and experience of members of the Bar... how to maximise your chances when applying for a regulatory role? By Paul Secher

09 November 2021 / Paul Secher
The 20%: what the Employed Bar gets up to

The 20%: what the Employed Bar gets up to

Michael Harwood's guide for aspiring members of the Employed Bar to the huge array of possibilities including a new disruptor trend

12 October 2021 / Michael Harwood
Dual qualify: New York Bar

Dual qualify: New York Bar

Your guide to making it as a NY attorney and practical issues for English barristers. By Teresa Rosen Peacocke and Alex Haines

01 September 2021 / Teresa Rosen Peacocke / Alex Haines
The Employed-Bar Bencher guide

The Employed-Bar Bencher guide

Employed barristers are disproportionately underrepresented as Benchers yet bring distinct skills to the governance of their Inns: BACFI's application guide

01 September 2021 / BACFI
On reflection…

On reflection…

Helen Conway on the joy of reflective practice as a form of CPD and how to do it

01 September 2021 / Helen Conway
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Temple Church Female Choral Scholarships Academic Year 2022/23

Opportunity for female sopranos/contraltos in secondary education, or who have recently finished secondary education but have not yet begun tertiary education.Eligibility includes children of members of the Bar

Top five tax-year-end opportunities

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Offshore law: the view from the Caribbean

Why barristers are taking their practice offshore: a Q and A with Charlotte Morrish, former barrister and now legal recruiter at SteppingStones Legal

CIArb Roebuck Lecture 2021

'The impact of the Singapore Mediation Convention, both on mediation and arbitration' to be delivered by Hon Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch EBS CBS MCIArb, (Rtd) Judge, Certified International Mediator

A career in governance

Making a move from the Bar to a career in governance: Maria Brookes outlines three good reasons to switch and how to do it

Barristers of the digital future

Ins Rivera explains how speech recognition can help barristers create accurate documentation faster