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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

Want to know more about what a training contract is like? In this video, Victoria Haffenden, Trainee Development Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright, tells us more about the structure of a training contract and what it involves for trainees.

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Didn’t Get Into Law? Here Are Your Next Steps

Didn’t Get Into Law? Here Are Your Next Steps

“Didn’t get the results you hoped for to get into law and didn’t gain a place through Clearing? If your heart is set on studying law at undergraduate level, you could consider taking a gap year and reapplying the following year. This can be a valuable way to boost your application: you could retake your...”

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Why Choose Law

Why Choose Law

“Are you on the fence and still deciding whether a law degree is right for you? Or have you bravely decided to pursue a career in law and are now faced with the prospect of justifying your choice to potential employers and university admissions officers? Two of the most common questions at interview are ‘Why do you...”

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Verbal Reasoning: The Basics

Verbal Reasoning: The Basics

“Verbal Reasoning is an aptitude test that is used for recruitment purposes. It may be used by law firms to find candidates who are suitable for the job and/or work experience you are applying for. Read on to find out our top tips on how to succeed in Verbal Reasoning tests. What does Verbal Reasoning involve?...”

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