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“Massive memory test” preventing Bar students from understanding ethical values

Bar students are struggling to understand ethical values because of the “massive memory test” awaiting them in the examination room, a senior lecturer has claimed. William Ralston, a former barrister, also questioned why anti-money laundering does not feature in the Bar professional training course exam.

June 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Bar Council and Inns: Cut training cost by allowing students to learn the law how they want

A model of training barristers that would split the Bar professional training course into two – allowing students to learn procedure and evidence however they want before undergoing compulsory skills training – has been put forward by the Bar Council and Council of the Inns of Court as an alternative to the regulator’s plans for training reform.

December 2nd, 2016 | No Comments »

New figures highlight difficulties of finding pupillage as diversity of Bar students increases

The number of students on the Bar Professional Training Course from Asian backgrounds has increased to the point where it almost equals the number of white students, new figures have revealed. The figures have also highlighted the tiny number of students with lower second degrees who secure a pupillage.

December 2nd, 2015 | 1 Comment »

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 criticises its training course but remains tight-lipped on future

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has strongly criticised the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), while remaining tight-lipped as to whether it should be scrapped. The criticisms came in a Future Bar Training consultation paper.

July 13th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

BSB to “consider future” of Bar Professional Training Course

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) launched its ‘future Bar training’ programme this morning, which includes “considering the future of the Bar Professional Training Course” (BPTC).

October 31st, 2014 | 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 »

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 »

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 »