Tag Results

Bar Council chairman calls for online training revolution

Alistair MacDonald QC, chairman of the Bar Council, has called for a revolution in the training of barristers to cut what he described as “astronomical” costs and increase the chances of successful students getting a pupillage. He also raised questions about the non-lawyer ownership of law firms.

July 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

BSB eyes loosening constraints on design of both BPTC and pupillages

The Bar Standards Board has said that there is no need for the Bar Professional Training Course to be delivered as “one, integrated course”, and is also set to give chambers and employers more freedom to design pupillages.

February 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Neuberger: legal education and training review may be fatally flawed

The Legal Education and Training Review may end up “unbalanced or worse” because it has incorrectly identified its purpose, the president of the Supreme Court warned last night. Lord Neuberger also questioned the need for root-and-branch change.

November 16th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

LETR team floats radical reforms to “unfit” training regime

The system for training lawyers is not fit for purpose, the Legal Education and Training Review research team has suggested. The team of academics floated a series of ideas that in some instances would represent radical reform of the present regime.

August 29th, 2012 | No Comments »

LSB gives green light to groundbreaking Bar student aptitude test

The Legal Services Board has approved Bar Standards Board proposals to introduce an aptitude test for prospective Bar students. The test aims to weed out the bottom 10% of candidates.

July 25th, 2012 | No Comments »

Law Society backs alternative routes to qualification as Mayson airs fears over direction of LETR

The Legal Education and Training Review should lead to alternative routes to qualification through a modularised and work-based approach, the Law Society has said. It comes as Professor Stephen Mayson has expressed concern that the review is in danger of being subsumed by vested interests.

May 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »

BSB to seek approval for introduction of aptitude test that will weed out bottom 10% of students

The Bar Standards Board is formally to seek the introduction of an aptitude test for prospective Bar professional training course students from this autumn, setting the pass rate at a level that would eliminate the weakest 10% of students.

March 27th, 2012 | Comments Off on BSB to seek approval for introduction of aptitude test that will weed out bottom 10% of students

Bar aptitude test could be a "one-time-only opportunity" for students to prove themselves

Students taking an aptitude test designed to weed out those likely to fail the Bar training course could be given a once-only opportunity to pass, it has emerged, after members of the Bar Standards Board raised questions about the policy of allowing unlimited attempts.

December 19th, 2011 | Comments Off on Bar aptitude test could be a "one-time-only opportunity" for students to prove themselves

BSB presses on with Bar student aptitude test after positive pilot results

An aptitude test that indicates whether Bar students will pass their exams is “the best single predictor of course outcomes”, a pilot study has concluded. The Bar Standards Board is pressing ahead with plans to introduce the test formally in autumn 2012.

November 18th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Bar students set for first LPC exemptions, but will providers discount their fees?

Bar students are set to become the first group offered exemptions from parts of the legal practice course (LPC), it has emerged. However, LPC providers will not be required to offer a discount on fees. The move has been driven by changes to the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.

June 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment »