12th January 2022

Matthew Thorne has published the second edition of his book Becoming a Barrister: Getting pupillage and a career at the Bar.

Competition for pupillage is fierce and the journey to a career at the Bar is tough and full of pitfalls. This concise and accessible guide traces the route to success in securing pupillage.

The reader is taken, step-by-step, through every stage towards becoming a barrister, from school and university through to vocational training and pupillage, including:

  • Is this the career for me?
  • Getting to know the profession
  • The Academic Stage
  • The Vocational Stage
  • Mini-pupillage and other work experience
  • Which area of law?
  • Which chambers?
  • The application process
  • Pupillage.

Includes practical examples and handy hints, plus sections on CVs, interviews and ‘hot topics’.

This is essential reading for all those interested in a career at the Bar and is suitable for those at school, university and beyond. The book is available to buy on Amazon.

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