Simon’s blog

Interview Advice

We have said quite a lot about interviews already. But it is always helpful to see advice from elsewhere. Jane Furniss has quite a lot of experience in the world of interviews and appointments. With her permission, for which we are grateful, we publish her take on how...

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FRU Experience

Mini-pupillages are important. You know this already. Every so often, something comes up, which is a mini-pupillage plus. This is one such opportunity. It is paid. It is working with great people. It will directly help you get pupillage. It is well worth doing. FRU...

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Please Don’t be Misled

Part of our raison d'être is to provide you with accurate information. That includes warning you off information that is inaccurate. This post at All About Law is inaccurate. I'd not trouble with it if, it wasn't a big website, promising "information on absolutely...

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Here We Go Again

Welcome, And welcome back. I last wrote properly about pupillage in 2016. Since then, the site has been used to tell you how rubbish I think the MoJ is (and I do), and how we ought to work to rule rather than go on strike (and I do). But it hasn't said anything about...

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Filling In the Form

Inspired by @MTStudents' event last night, for the first time in ages I want to write about pupillage and how to get it. For those who missed it, the ‘speed dating’ event allowed you up to 8 visits to barristers, each lasting 10 minutes. Each visit allowed you to ask...

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Help

The Portal is about to open and already the air is filled with the almost soundless susurration of steadily sharpening quills. I thought it might help to go through the standard questions on the form. Most Chambers do not say what they are looking for in anything like...

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