Archive for July 16th, 2009

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Simon Myerson QC names, shames and acclaims
Simon Myerson in his excellent Pupilllage and How To Get It blog collates comments from BVC students about the pupillage interview process. He names those Chambers where students made adverse or negative comments in his survey  and gives full credit to Chambers where students had a rather more pleasant experience.

This is a must read – especially if you are a member of a set named and shamed or a prospective Bar student / pupil. The comments from BVC students and others are worth reading.  Hat Tip to Simon for putting this together.  He’s quite right – there is no excuse for rudeness – in all the forms revealed on this survey.

Mike SP

Editor pick of the day
16th July 2009

Bar Council
Family Legal Aid Plans Torn Apart in Damning Justice Select Committee Report
(15 July 2009)
Legal Services Commission proposals to cut legal support for vulnerable children and families have been savaged in a damning report from the all-party Justice Select Committee.

John Bolch, Family Lore: Barely Functioning
Following Sir Mark Potter’s recent comments regarding the crisis in the family courts, I requested an interview with His Honour Judge Polden, the designated Family Law Judge for Kent, on the subject. I chose him because I have always practised in Kent and therefore know something about the courts in this county. He declined the interview. Perhaps this is not entirely surprising, given the state of some of the courts over which he presides.

16th July: News, reports, profession and blogs update Insite Law

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