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TARGETjobs National Pupillage Fair Videos 2018

TARGETjobs National Pupillage Fair videos 2018

If you couldn't attend one of the talks at the TARGETjobs National Pupillage Fair 2018, take a look at the videos of the recorded sessions from the day below. 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:

  • What the Inns of Court look for when they are assessing individuals for scholarships
  • How much potential there is for debt when working as a barrister
  • When you must pay tax on your pupillage award (and more importantly, when you don’t need to)

A student's guide to the BPTC and beyond

Speakers: Christopher Kessling – head of law at BPP; Chantel Gaber – BPTC graduate from BPP and pupil barrister at 25 Bedford Row

Watch this video to find out:

  • what the modules for the BPTC involve
  • the considerations for financing your studies and the groundwork needed for the Bar qualification
  • a pupil barrister’s take on how the BPTC works in practice

Mixed areas of practice

Speakers: Henderson Chambers – Rachel Tandy; 20 Essex Street – Fiona Whiteside; 2 Temple Gardens – Andrew Bershadski

Watch this video to find out:

  • an awful lot about making the decision over which set to apply to, and what is required in a pupillage application
  • the amount of travel that takes place at the Bar (both domestically and internationally)
  • how you can learn new concepts, build your skills at the Bar and what traits are beneficial in a mixed practice

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

Speakers: FRU – Josh Yetman, assistant legal officer; FRU – Alexandra Sidossis, pupil barrister on secondment with FRU

Watch this video to find out:

  • the different types of work conducted by FRU
  • how volunteering for FRU can boost your CV and help people that really need it
  • why FRU enjoys a unique status in court and what that means for aspiring barristers

Commercial law

Speakers: Blackstone Chambers – Adam Baradon; Keating Chambers – Peter Brogden; 3PB – Oliver Ingham

Watch this video to find out:

  • more about the relevance of commercial awareness in pupillage applications
  • how to manage the delicate balance between being assertive and being polite
  • the absolutely essential traits that a commercial barrister requires

Ten things you should know about pupillage

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

Watch this video to find out:

  • how Bar training may be changing over the next few years
  • what chambers will be looking for in future barristers
  • how pupillage committees and pupil supervisors are held to account on training

Family law

Speakers: 29 Bedford Row – Joseph Switalski; 5 St Andrew’s Hill – Hilary Lennox; 3PB – Mark Calway

Watch this video to find out:

  • an overview of family law from three different perspectives
  • the key traits that all family barristers are required to have
  • the (sometimes hard) lifestyle implications of working at the family Bar

Criminal law

Speakers: Goldsmith Chambers – Anton Van Dellen; 5 St Andrew’s Hill – Edward Connell

Watch this video to find out:

  • the realistic financial expectations for a career in criminal law (and why your clients are unlikely to gift you a Cartier watch)
  • different ways that you can get advocacy experience at the criminal Bar
  • how to determine which chambers and area of criminal law will suit you
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