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Life at the Bar

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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Life at the Bar
May 18, 2018

The Undercover Pupil: The second six

After the first flush of getting a pupillage and starting in Chambers has passed into the routine of a long-term learning experience, your mind may start to canter towards the…
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Finding my feet
Life at the Bar
April 26, 2018

Confessions of a second six pupil

“Welcome to pupillage – where your training really begins”. I was told this at my Chambers’ welcome drinks when starting pupillage, and it couldn’t have been more right. So, you’ve…
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Life at the Bar
April 15, 2018

The unique experience of pupillage

Pupillage is a unique experience – no other profession has quite such a recruitment process. It is an existence that requires you to learn at breakneck speed, work like a…
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Undercover-pupil-barrister
Life at the Bar
April 2, 2018

The undercover pupil: Becoming a barrister

You’ve decided to become a barrister. Why? You know the routes available. Briefly, they are: law degree followed by Bar Course followed by pupillage, or another degree followed by Conversion…
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