Surviving the BPTC

Studying the BPTC Part-time: Pros and Cons

Matt Ahluwalia discusses the pros and cons of studying the Bar Professional Training Course part-time, and also includes some personal experience.

Surviving the BPTC – Revision (again!)

This week, Emily McQuilkin revisits the topic of revision for the BPTC, particularly for the two biggest exams.

Surviving the BPTC – Criminal Advocacy Exams

This week, Emily McQuilkin gives an insight into the two Criminal Advocacy exams.

Surviving the BPTC – Centrally Set Exams

This week, Emily McQuilkin talks about two of the biggest exams on the BPTC.

Surviving the BPTC – Pupillage Research

This week, Emily McQuilkin discusses beginning the pupillage application process.

Surviving the BPTC – Mooting

This week, Emily McQuilkin talks about the benefits of continuing to moot during the BPTC.

Surviving the BPTC – Civil Advocacy and Skeleton Arguments

This week, Emily McQuilkin discusses Civil Advocacy and the accompanying skeleton arguments.

Surviving the BPTC – Revision

This week, Emily McQuilkin addresses the dreaded topic of revision for the BPTC.

Surviving the BPTC – Injunctions

This week, Helen Easterbrook and Emily McQuilkin take you through injunctions, and one particularly tricky item.

Surviving the BPTC – Ethics

This week, aspiring barristers Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook discuss a rarely liked topic, Professional Ethics.

Surviving the BPTC – The Inns, Dining and Applying for Call Night

Helen Easterbrook and Emily McQuilkin take an in-depth look at the dining sessions you will be required to complete before the end of the BPTC.

Surviving the BPTC – the Year so Far

This week, Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook take some time out to look at the year so far, and the rest of the course ahead.

Surviving the BPTC – Mock Exams

This time of year probably sees many of you experiencing your first BPTC mock exams – particularly Conference, which is one of the earliest exams for […]

Surviving the BPTC – Hearsay, the Exceptions

Having looked last week at how hearsay is defined, it seems logical to look next at some of the exceptions to its general exclusion in criminal […]

Surviving the BPTC – Hearsay in Criminal Litigation

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC. This week, they take us on a whistle-stop tour through hearsay in Criminal Litigation.

Surviving the BPTC – Drafting 1

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC course. This week, a discussion of Drafting a Particulars of Claim.

Surviving the BPTC – Opinion Writing

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC course. This week, a discussion of Opinion Writing.

Surviving the BPTC – Conferencing

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC course. This week, an introduction to conferencing.

Surviving the BPTC – Advocacy

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC course. This week, an introduction to advocacy classes.

The White Book

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC course. This week, they provide a guide to the main civil practitioners’ text: the White Book.

The First Few Weeks

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC year. This week, a guide to the first few weeks of the course.

And so it Begins!

Emily McQuilkin and Helen Easterbrook provide a weekly guide to the BPTC year, beginning with a general overview of the year ahead.

Five Minutes with Alastair Hodge

In the lead up to pupillage interviews, The Student Lawyer spends five minutes with Alastair Hodge (Barrister from 5 Essex Court Chambers).