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William Lavell

Life at the Bar
April 10, 2019

Starting second six? Now is the time to be thinking about your future career plans

So, you have now started your second six pupillage. A time that possibly you had never thought would arrive after all of those long, hard days studying at University, attending…
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Secret Pupil
Life at the Bar
October 11, 2018

The Undercover Pupil learns a valuable lesson

In the late 1930s Sviatoslav Richter became the pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus, pianist and renowned teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire. The young Richter played him Chopin. After he had finished,…
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Is mooting actually beneficial?
BPTC
October 5, 2018

Is mooting really as valuable as they say?

As a graduate with a non-law degree who spent most of my undergraduate years doing other, non-law related extra-curricular activities, I turned up on my first day of the BPTC…
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Inn of Court relationship
BPTCPupillage Application
September 15, 2018

Your Relationship with your Inn of Court

All aspiring barristers are required to join an Inn of Court to be called to the bar. The four Inns are Gray’s Inn, Inner Temple, Lincoln’s Inn and Middle Temple.…
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BPTC
September 6, 2018

How to survive the BPTC

Generally The first thing to know about the BPTC is that it is not particularly hard, but it does require a fair amount of hard work. The work itself is…
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BPTCPupillage Application
August 19, 2018

Before Applying to Pupillage

It will come as no surprise to you reading this that attaining pupillage is notoriously difficult. With well over 2,000 students competing for a meagre 240 places (as of 2018),…
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BPTC
June 23, 2018

What is it really like to study the BPTC part-time?

For many of us it’s a practical, financial consideration whether we study full or part-time. There is a huge variety of student backgrounds on the part-time course - from people…
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Mini Pupillage
June 13, 2018

What do you want from your mini pupillage?

I had a great time…will be a set of Chambers I will apply to for pupillage… Barrister was brilliant… very helpful… great experience… Barrister would not have known if I…
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BPTC
June 6, 2018

Are you making an informed decision?

Are you a student considering a career at the Bar? Are you a career changer that’s wants a new challenge and is also considering the Bar? If so read on.…
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Pupillage-How many mini pupillages
Mini Pupillage
March 27, 2018

How many Mini Pupillages should I complete?

This is a question I'm asked on a regular basis by students and as with everything, the answer is not that simple. You must show all sets of Chambers that…
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