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If you want to become a barrister, you'll have to apply for pupillage at chambers. You will usually have done a mini pupillage before this. But what is pupillage? And what is meant by 'sixes'? If you see yourself as a future barrister, watch this video to learn more about pupillage and the things you need to consider to get it!

CILEx Route into Law

You can get into law with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) after completing your GCSEs and A-Levels. Find out more by watching Jonathan Taylor discuss his experience as a Trainee Chartered Legal Executive and the CILEx route into law after A-Levels.

Simmons & Simmons: Online Interview Top Tips

Law firms are using online interviews more often as part of their recruitment processes to screen candidates virtually before inviting them for a face to face interview. Want to know how to stand out in your online training contract interviews? Discover Simmons & Simmons' top tips in their video.

The Bar Council: The Bar Is Open To All

Want to become a barrister? The Bar Council is committed to widening access to the Bar, ensuring that it is open to everyone with the ambition and talent to practise as a barrister, regardless of background. Watch their video on widening access to the Bar here.

Training Contract Insight - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Is Being a Lawyer Like the TV Show The Good Wife

“The Good Wife is a legal and political drama that aired from 2009-2016. The series focuses on Alicia Florrick, who returns to her career in law after the events of a public sex and political corruption scandal involving her husband, the state’s attorney. But is being a lawyer like The Good Wife? And should we...”

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Best Christmas Gifts for Law Students and Lawyers

“That time of year has come around yet again: it’s festive, morale is boosted and it’s generally a very joyful time to share with friends and family. However, the lead up to Christmas can be hectic, especially when it involves rushing to the shops after work or school to try and find the perfect Christmas...”

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LPC Providers: How to Choose the Right One

“The LPC is a huge investment in terms of your time and money, so it is essential that you choose the provider that best meets your needs. The sheer number of LPC providers can feel overwhelming and bring back memories of your university applications. However, when making your decision, there are some key considerations that...”

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