The Lawyer Portal gets Bar Council backing

7 May 2017

The Bar Council is giving its backing to the The Lawyer Portal (TLP) a new education resource aimed at those considering a career in law. 

The Lawyer Portal has been developed with direct input from experienced lawyers and legal education professionals, and features contributions from the Bar Council and other professional bodies and law firms. It includes free careers guides which highlight the various routes to legal practice and step-by-step guides on the study of law, work experience and training opportunities. In addition, there is advice on applying and interviewing for a career in law. 

Rachel Davis, Managing Director of TLP said of the company's partnership with the Bar Council: "Having the Bar Council on board sends a clear signal to anyone using The Lawyer Portal that the resources they have access to are accurate, up to date and from the professional body that represents barristers in England & Wales. The Bar Council's commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects our own ambition of a law career being accessible to all, whatever their background. We strongly believe that anyone with great potential should have great opportunity and our platform aims to help make that belief a reality."

Sam Mercer, Head of Equality & Diversity (Bar Council) added: "The Lawyer Portal will be a valuable source of information for a career at the Bar and other parts of the legal profession. It will allow anyone considering a career in law to look at all the options available to them, what's involved in pursuing a legal career and case studies of those already working in the sector. Most importantly, the portal will be live, so any new developments or changes to qualifying as a lawyer will be available."

The Lawyer Portal  is the second platform created by The Career Portal. The group's first venture, The Medic Portal, which is  partnered with The Royal Society of Medicine, has rapidly become a highly respected resource, used by 400,000-plus aspiring medics and hundreds of schools across three continents. 

With the backing of the Bar Council, The Career Portal is looking to replicate this success in the legal sector, ensuring that the best and the brightest individuals are exposed to all the opportunities available in law.

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Twitter: @thelawyerportal


About the Bar Council 

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  2. The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes: 

  • The Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services

  • Fair access to justice for all

  • The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession, and

  • The development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board