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Who gets pupillage?

Who gets pupillage?

The Bar Council crunches the data to tell the real story of who gets pupillage... and when 

15 January 2024 / The Bar Council
Making the first seven years count

Making the first seven years count

Amrit Kaur Dhanoa, Chair of the Young Barristers’ Committee for 2024, sets out her priorities for the year ahead 

11 January 2024 / Amrit Kaur Dhanoa
ND barristers – help your clerk help you

ND barristers – help your clerk help you

The more open you are about your neurodivergence, the easier it will be for clerks to tailor their support, advises Leanne Buckley-Thomson 

13 December 2023 / Leanne Buckley-Thomson
Managing your practice as a junior barrister

Managing your practice as a junior barrister

When should you start the conversation – and what to cover? Michael Harwood explains the ‘what, when, and how’ of practice reviews for those looking to take more control over the direction of their practice 

11 December 2023 / Michael Harwood
Develop an international practice

Develop an international practice

Growing your junior practice via international conference and how to fund the trip: Daria Gleyze, Emile Simpson and Sajid Suleman share what they gained from the ChBA BVI Conference 

13 November 2023 / Daria Gleyze / Emile Simpson / Sajid Suleman
Developing a niche practice in chambers

Developing a niche practice in chambers

Christopher McNall (of farms and farmland fame) and Stephanie Wickenden (curator of an art law specialism) describe how they discovered their niche practices with tips for developing yours 

Judicial pathways for the employed Bar

Judicial pathways for the employed Bar

Judges drawn from the employed Bar bring valuable and different skills, says Venetia Jackson, who offers advice for employed barristers contemplating an application 

20 October 2023 / Venetia Jackson
What to expect as a new tenant

What to expect as a new tenant

Congratulations, you’ve been offered tenancy! But how will things change? Fountain Court Chambers provides an insight into life as a new tenant 

20 October 2023 / Chelsea Finnigan
Pupillage: Your confidence bank

Pupillage: Your confidence bank

Obtaining pupillage is a huge feat and you did it! Here are six tips to surviving the first couple of years as a barrister and growing your confidence at the Bar. By Karlia Lykourgou

11 September 2023 / Karlia Lykourgou
Pupillage: The ‘unknown unknowns’ of courtroom advocacy

Pupillage: The ‘unknown unknowns’ of courtroom advocacy

Unpredicted developments can be the most foreboding aspect of appearing at court. Paige Jones and Jack Palmer describe five such experiences as pupils – and what they learnt 

11 September 2023 / Paige Jones / Jack Palmer
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Record pupillage numbers

Pupillage offers hit new record exceeding pre-pandemic levels, Bar Council report finds

Senior Crown Prosecutor

What’s it like being a Senior Crown Prosecutor? Stuart Page describes what drew him to the role, the skills required, and a typical day in the life

Q&A with The Barrister Group

Harry Hodgkin, CEO of The Barrister Group, gives an insight into Chambers' core principles and the individual barrister's experience

CPS in Top 10 Employers for Working Families

Congratulations to the Crown Prosecution Service – a Top 10 Employer for Working Families 2023

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Shorten the journey into the boardroom with CGIUKI’s Fast Track

With the explosion of interest in governance and the growing need to be multi-skilled to keep career options open, adding an extra string to your bow is not without its merits. The Chartered Governance Institute UK Ireland (CGIUKI) Fast Track for the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme could be ideal for experienced professionals to reach chartered governance status

42BR's state-of-the-art move

42BR Barristers announces move to modern new premises in Staple Inn