Advice For Aspiring Barristers

Friday the 13th

This was my last application for pupillage and it means I’m not getting it this year. Maybe this is why they say Friday the 13th is meant to be a bad day. I don’t want my blog to be a...
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5/400! yay!

Before I go on to share my thoughts on this message I just want to give a huge shout out to everyone who applied for the scholarships. If it didn’t work out, its important to remember we all go through...
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How to prepare for the Inns of Court Scholarship Interview

Before I begin, I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to those that made the time to contribute to this post. This post would not have been possible without you. The aim of this blogpost is to highlight how...
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How to apply for the Inns of Court Scholarships

There are four Inns: Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Gray’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn. The Inns award scholarships for the BPTC. For anyone wishing to pursue the BPTC in 2018, it is worthwhile to apply for the Inns of Court scholarships....
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How to apply for mini-pupillages

Mini-pupillages are short periods of work experiences ranging from a day to a week in chambers. They provide a glimpse into the lives of barristers. They are important for several reasons: they help you decide if you are suitable for...
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Week 1 of the BPTC

Hey everyone! I just started week 2 of the BPTC and I thought I’d reflect on week 1. So far it has been really interesting and fun to be able to apply whatever we learnt at an undergraduate/GDL level in...
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How to get a First Class Honours in Law

This is a question I have been asked several times, so I thought i’ll just make a blog post to address it. This is what I learnt over the years: Study smart – studying hard is very important but studying...
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The importance of commercial awareness and how to stay commercially aware

What does it mean to be commercially aware? In my opinion and in terms of the legal context, very simply put, it means being aware of the recent and most notable developments happening in the legal sector. Why is this...
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Making your CV and Cover Letter

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your summer holidays – after a year of continuous hard work, it is extremely well deserved. However with that being said, I would still recommend making a bit of time to update your CV...
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Did you know?

… that in the UK you don’t need to have an undergraduate degree in law to become a Barrister?!?! 😱 You could have a degree in science, history, economics or anything else! Once you finish your degree, all you have...
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