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    I am correct in thinking that you have 5 years to obtain pupillage having completed the BVC before it becomes out of date? I've done a few searches-I could not find the info. on the official bar council site (which no doubt somebody will make fun/you are so nice on here :nah: )
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    It is five years, with a number of exceptions (wide and discretionary per application to Bar Council--mostly if you were in legal employment during that period).
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    OK, cool- well after all my 'degrees' I should not put off pupillage any more, however, I was wondering where this information is written down. I talked about it the other day because a chap on my M.Phil did the BVC two years ago and he is struggling to get a pupillage with a 2.1 from Cambridge and worried about the clock ticking.
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    I recall coming across the information when doing research on the solicitor--> barrister route; if I could still recall where it was located, I would naturally have cited it. However, I do recall being satisfied as to its reliability at the time.
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    You could always email the bar council/bar standards board so you know the answer is definitely correct.
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    (Original post by Evil_Genius)
    I recall coming across the information when doing research on the solicitor--> barrister route; if I could still recall where it was located, I would naturally have cited it. However, I do recall being satisfied as to its reliability at the time.
    No problems- I am pretty confident that you are right anyway
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    (Original post by Lady Narcissus)
    No problems- I am pretty confident that you are right anyway
    Loving the idea that BVC students have a "best before" date. On successful completion of the course do you get stamped with a date five years hence?
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    (Original post by chalks)
    Loving the idea that BVC students have a "best before" date. On successful completion of the course do you get stamped with a date five years hence?
    Nah, "best before" can be used after the date. What the bar has is a "use by" :p:
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    (Original post by chalks)
    Loving the idea that BVC students have a "best before" date. On successful completion of the course do you get stamped with a date five years hence?
    We wish we did, that way my friend on my course at Cam would know how much time he has left to get a pupillage... :o:
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    Good point. Perhaps the more sophisticated chambers have a barcode scanner and check the age of their potential pupils?

    Clerk: *Bleeeeep* "Sorry Mr Pollock, I'm afraid this one's gone off"

    Gordon Pollock QC (for it is he): "Hmmm, can't we just scrape the mould off?"

    Clerk: "Not really, sir. Once they're past their use-by date they're completely useless."
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    (Original post by chalks)
    Good point. Perhaps the more sophisticated chambers have a barcode scanner and check the age of their potential pupils?

    Clerk: *Bleeeeep* "Sorry Mr Pollock, I'm afraid this one's gone off"

    Gordon Pollock QC (for it is he): "Hmmm, can't we just scrape the mould off?"

    Clerk: "Not really, sir. Once they're past their use-by date they're completely useless."
    "Counsel is instructed to complete the brief before Counsel's use by date has expired. Counsel is further instructed to JFDI :mad:"
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    Fantastic I feel as though I am investing £13,000 in the academic equivalent of a melting ice lolly.

    How many people expire (*shudder*) without a Pupillage?
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    If using stats from BVC:Pupillage ratios, the vast majority.
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    (Original post by Dreama)
    Fantastic I feel as though I am investing £13,000 in the academic equivalent of a melting ice lolly.

    How many people expire (*shudder*) without a Pupillage?
    I know, its enough to make you want to study outside London where it costs more like £9000
 
 
 

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