Previously students who wished to qualify as a Barrister have gone on to complete the BPTC. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) refers to this as the vocational component of training for the Bar. From September 2020 this will change and anyone pursuing a career as a Barrister who has not already started the BPTC must … More The Bar vocational course (BPTC) is changing!
As you progress through your degree, you will have a fairly good idea of whether a career as a practising lawyer appeals to you. The choice then becomes which branch of the profession. It is essential that during your degree you experience both sides, if only to eliminate one and to underline your preference for … More A CAREER AT THE BAR? PUPILLAGE AND APPLICATIONS
Top tips for getting a BPTC Scholarship by Holly Girven, Warwick Law School Alumni. Before coming to university I was fairly certain that I wanted to become a barrister and three years later I am about to embark on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) having received a scholarship from Gray’s Inn to fund the cost … More Advice from a Warwick Law School graduate on receiving a BPTC Scholarship
By Jason Mbakwe, Associate in the Litigation department at Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP https://www.mofo.com/ When I was younger, I was a combination of argumentative, stubborn and eerily eloquent. It seemed natural then that I would go on to be a lawyer. Watching TV court room dramas (mainly based in the US) caused me to … More Barrister or Solicitor?
This is a question which appears in slight variations in many application forms. It’s plainly intended to test the all-important commercial awareness. So, how should you go about answering it? Well, it’s obvious isn’t it? Brexit! Well, maybe not.