Simon’s blog

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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Inn Scholarships – Updated

Thanks to my snout I am now in a position to give an inside view of an Inn Scholarship interview. The interpolations are mine. I arrived at the Inn very early for my interview [a good idea]. It was with the intention of doing some last minute reading and demonstrating...

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How to Behave in Court

We haven't had anything that passes as humour for a while. This is nothing to do with the merits of your case, but it is to do with getting a good result and being thought of as a coming young thing. The Magistrates Court. Distinguish between lay Magistrates and...

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Great Expectations

I toyed with the idea of calling this post 'Wall of Shame Redux' and inviting posts on the topic of interviews and feedback, rather than the accusations which have bedevilled the last post. However, I thought I ought to make my position clear where it can be seen by...

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