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    (Original post by tsr_sleuth)
    Do you mean those who passed? As Simba says, 136 attended the actual AC.

    A follow-up e-mail was then sent out on the 26th to those who had 'passed' the AC, and those who had 'failed'. I think the question was relating to the number that had 'passed' it, i.e. those who were through to the final stage. As I've said previously, could in theory be 1 or 136 as it appears to be based on the objective scoring criteria...But I'm guessing not that many passed?
    Ah! That's a new(ish?) step. It used to be "have a job" or "PFO" without the pass/fail letters
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    (Original post by Ethereal)
    Ah! That's a new(ish?) step. It used to be "have a job" or "PFO" without the pass/fail letters

    No idea - this is my first time applying (hopefully last ). In truth, I'm not sure I understand the utility of an interim step - it's just made matters ridiculously agonising!
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    I don't see the point at all. The email we got after passing the AC made it sound like we had a strong chance of a position I thought. Not guaranteed but strong. Is that how others read it?


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    It certainly did seem to give that impression! It almost seemed to suggest that is only the type of application made which could prevent success ie. If you have applied to be a barrister or solicitor only and there are not enough of those positions.

    However, in my view, I don't think it was the email writer's intention to create this impression. It probably meant that more than 45 have passed so there is no guarantee.
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    (Original post by Simba03)
    It certainly did seem to give that impression! It almost seemed to suggest that is only the type of application made which could prevent success ie. If you have applied to be a barrister or solicitor only and there are not enough of those positions.

    However, in my view, I don't think it was the email writer's intention to create this impression. It probably meant that more than 45 have passed so there is no guarantee.
    I agree with that. It is very clear that places are to be awarded in strict order of merit - there's no getting away from that particular point. If half of the people attending AC pass (not sure if I'm way out on that...), then there's still a good 20 or so PFOs to be given to those that 'passed'.

    I'm just concerned that we haven't heard by now, given that the e-mail seems to indicate that 5pm on 1 September is a long-stop. Coupled with the anecdotal evidence by an offer-holder from last year saying that a telephone call was made well in advance of the long-stop date. I'm going out of my mind!
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    Likewise. I'm hoping the fact that this year they're dealing with 45 rather than 35 places just means it's all taking longer.


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    Ah well. Back to waiting...
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    Good luck everyone!


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    Has no one heard yet?
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    I've not, have you?
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    Not a whisper.
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    Absolutely killing me
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    Still nothing this end, folks.
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    Nor me


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    I believe that, out of the 5 of us waiting, at least 3 have specified 'barrister roles only' or 'prefer barrister roles'. Eeek.
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    Fwiw, I applied for Solicitor only.
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    (Original post by bar_habit)
    I believe that, out of the 5 of us waiting, at least 3 have specified 'barrister roles only' or 'prefer barrister roles'. Eeek.
    What did you put, bar_habit? I'm guessing you put barrister only?

    If it's just 'prefer' and all the barrister roles have gone, yet you're still in the top 45 or whatever, I assume they just put those people in to a solicitor role?
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    I would assume you are right. I specified 'barrister only'. Wishing I had tempered that to a preference now!
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    (Original post by bar_habit)
    I would assume you are right. I specified 'barrister only'. Wishing I had tempered that to a preference now!
    I know what you mean, particularly given how little difference it appears there is between the roles within the GLS. But, I had little choice really: I start the Bar Course in approximately 2 weeks and have a full Inns scholarship. Beyond the point of return and so forth.
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    I would say that is a pretty good position to be in! Congrats!

    Still silence at my end. Anybody?
 
 
 
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