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TARGETJobs National Pupillage Fair 2019

TARGETjobs National Pupillage Fair talks programme videos

These sessions provide help and advice for making pupillage applications, choosing an area of law, and plenty more for graduates and aspiring barristers.

Funding your career at the Bar

Speakers: Silver Levene LLP – Mason Bloom

Watch this video to find out:

  • When, during your studies, you need to start keeping receipts for tax returns
  • What will be the biggest costs of your career
  • Average awards and scholarships and how easy they are to get

How are Bar course providers changing their courses?

Speakers: Hanne Stevens, Deputy head of law at BPP Holborn; and
Mark Keith, lead designer of the barrister training course at BPP Manchester

Watch this video to find out:

  • How Bar vocational training has been overhauled for 2019/2020
  • How BPP assesses advocacy and the criteria for its barrister training course
  • What may change in future for Bar training

Pro bono and volunteering for the Free Representation Unit (FRU)

Speakers: FRU – Heloise Ramage-Hays, assistant legal officer; Maria Aisha, extended FRU pupil, Outer Temple Chambers

Watch this video to find out:

  • About the absolutely essential work of FRU
  • What it is like to run your own case as a volunteer
  • How to manage clients before you obtain pupillage

Commercial law

Speakers: Blackstone Chambers – Ajay Ratan; Keating Chambers – Adam Constable QC; Henderson Chambers – Rachel Tandy

Watch this video to find out:

  • The four key things you need to succeed at the commercial bar
  • The laws that you’ll need but won’t be taught on your law degree or GDL
  • How technology is changing the work of commercial barristers

Pupillage: what’s changing?

Speakers: The Bar Standards Board – Jake Armes, projects and operations; Julia Witting, head of supervision

Watch this video to find out:

  • How the rules are changing for pupillage and its supervision
  • What the Bar Standards Board and the profession are doing about diversity
  • The possibility for Bar apprenticeships

Family law

Speakers: 3PB – Mark Calway; Queen Elizabeth Building – Tim Amos QC

Watch this video to find out:

  • About two very different areas of family law and what they have in common
  • The essential traits required of any family barrister
  • About some of the international aspects of family law

Criminal law

Speakers: Goldsmith Chambers – Ian Cain

Watch this video to find out:

  • How to handle yourself as a pupil in criminal law and what to do when things go wrong
  • How to use anything in your life on a pupillage application
  • The highs and lows of working in criminal law

Please note that we will be updating this site with information from the personal injury and clinical negligence talk, and the talk on How Bar course providers are changing their courses, in the coming days.