Guest blog: Pupillage in a pandemic

Helena Spector, barrister at Red Lion Chambers, guest blogs on her journey to tenancy in a pandemic

  • 11 February 2021
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Guest blog: Thousands of pounds in potential funding for justice going unclaimed

Efforts are being made, with the help of the Solicitor General, to increase the use of pro bono costs orders at a time when those seeking access to justice need it more than ever, writes Greg Hodder, Head of Development at the Access to Justice Foundation

  • 11 February 2021
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Guest blog: An advocate is never too experienced to work on their technique

A new podcast series, The Advocacy Podcast, has been launched for advocates of all levels of experience to hone key skills. It’s founder and host, Bibi Badejo, a barrister at 4 Brick Court, writes that the podcast also reassures aspiring barristers and junior members of the Bar that advocates are not born; they develop with graft and guidance

  • 11 February 2021
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Guest blog: Charting a non-traditional route to the Bar

From raising funds for 9/11 victims in New York, to commuting at 4am from London to Nottingham to attend lectures, Victoria Alicea, a UK and US national currently undertaking a tax pupillage, writes about her journey to the Bar

  • 28 January 2021
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Guest blog: New Access Award ‘taster’ initiative aims to improve Bar diversity

All too often we hear that people see the Bar as a closed shop, says Amy Smith, a barrister at 9 St John Street, but “diversity at the bar really does matter,” she says in her guest blog for BarTalk, which is why the new 9SJS Access Award initiative aims to give those thinking about a career at the Bar a deep insight into what life can be like as a barrister and play its part in improving diversity in the profession

  • 14 January 2021
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Levelling the playing field in fraud – Amanda Pinto QC, Chair of the Bar

Although there are greater numbers of women getting fraud work at the junior end, we are a long way from parity, writes Chair of the Bar, Amanda Pinto QC

  • 17 December 2020
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