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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.

Choosing the right Bar course for you

Speaker: Mark Keith, lead designer at BPP University Law School

Sponsored talk by BPP

Watch this video to find out:

  • The biggest considerations when choosing a course provider
  • How BPP assesses advocacy and the criteria for its barrister training course
  • How to research providers and take your needs into consideration

Funding your career at the Bar

Speaker: Silver Levene LLP – Mason Bloom

Watch this video to find out:

  • Where and how to seek awards and scholarships
  • The different taxes that you need to register for as a barrister
  • What expenses you can write off in practice

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

Speakers: FRU – Heloise Ramage-Hays, employment assistant legal officer; FRU – Nathan Toms, social security assistant legal officer

Watch this video to find out:

  • The training and tests you need to pass to volunteer for FRU
  • What it is like to run your own case as a volunteer
  • The difference between working employment and social security cases for FRU

Commercial law

Speakers: Blackstone Chambers – Ajay Ratan; Keating Chambers – Lucy Garrett QC; One Essex Court – Veena Srirangam

Watch this video to find out:

  • The personality traits that make a successful commercial barrister
  • How to approach a good work/life balance in commercial law
  • The previous experience you need (and sometimes don’t need) to work in this area of practice

Pupillage: what you need to know

Speakers: The Bar Standards Board – Julia Witting, head of supervision

Watch this video to find out:

  • The changes to the pupillage application timetable and process
  • A little on how Covid-19 has affected pupillages
  • A guide to pupillage training

The financial side of family law

Speakers: QEB – Tim Amos QC; Thomas Haggie

Watch this video to find out:

  • More about the commercial aspects of family law
  • The international and intercultural aspects of family law
  • The early responsibility that can be offered to juniors in this specialism of family law

Life at the Bar and skills for pupils

Speakers: City Law School – Alexia Zimbler; Landmark Chambers – Kimberley Ziya

Watch this video to find out:

  • What to do if you don’t get pupillage first time
  • An honest look at life at the Bar from two different perspectives
  • The pros and cons of being self employed

Be yourself at the Bar

Speakers: Keating Chambers – Krista Lee QC; Temple Garden Chambers – Elizabeth Gallagher; Henderson Chambers – Reanne MacKenzie

Watch this video to find out:

  • About the lives of three different people and their journey to the Bar
  • Diversity at the Bar
  • The skills you need to succeed, whatever background you are from

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