Unfunded pupillages

 

OxMatt


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I wasn't asking because I think they are a good idea! Though I'm not so certain as you are that they won't make a creeping reappearance. The Bar Council *can* offer exemptions to the funding rule - hence my question.

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bajahov


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An unfunded pupillage to a candidate who wishes to practise at the Bar of England and Wales will not be recognised by the Bar Council. In the event that you got something informally up and running, it would be pointless since you wouldn't obtain your practising certificate. Once you start offering unfunded pupillages, equality of opportunity flies out the window and you start giving access to those with money but without capability. It simply won't happen.

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Cartwright3


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There's a post about it here that might have some useful stuff...


http://accedas-ad-curiam.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/7kbw-offer-unfunded-pupillages-to.html

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OxMatt


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Do any unfunded pupillages *have* to be for those committing to leave the jurisdiction and practice elsewhere, or are there examples of chambers which have sought and gained permission to offer unfunded pupillages for domestic pupils? Anyone know?

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