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Talks programme

The TARGETjobs National Pupillage Fair hosts a series of talks on careers at the Bar every year and due to popular demand we run double sessions back to back throughout the day.

Please see below the proposed schedule (which is subject to change) taking place on Saturday 1 December 2018.

Half the talks will take place in Advocacy Room at Gray's Inn and half will take place in the Education Training Room at Gray's Inn. We do advise that you arrive early for each talk as they can get extremely popular!

Advocacy Room

Education Training Room


Funding your BPTC and beyond

Silver Levene LLP

A student’s guide to the BPTC and beyond

Christopher Kessling – head of law at BPP university law school


Mixed areas of practice

20 Essex Street

Henderson Chambers

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

Representatives from FRU


Commercial law


Keating Chambers

Blackstone Chambers

Ten things you should know about pupillage

Bar Standards Board – Julia Witting, head of supervision

Bar Standards Board – Jake Armes, projects and operations officer


Criminal law

Goldsmith Chambers

5 St Andrew’s Hill

Family Law

5 St Andrew’s Hill

29 Bedford Row


If you don't manage to catch the talk that you were most interested in don't worry, they are all recorded and will be uploaded to the TARGETjobs YouTube Channel