On Wednesday 10 November, Zoe Chapman (Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate 2019) and Nicholas Hall, in conjunction with The Criminal Bar Association, spoke to the University of West London regarding life at the Bar in a session designed to encourage and promote social mobility. Topics included life at the Bar, work experience, mini-pupillages, scholarships and career prospects. They commented:
“The Bar should be accessible to all who have the desire and the ability to join the profession. We wanted to break down myths which often act as barriers in themselves and encourage those from ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds to pursue their aspirations.”
In addition, Red Lion Chambers’ mini-pupillage programme launched this month with Chambers particularly encouraging applications from black and minority ethnic candidates and those from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds.
See more here: [Mini Pupillage - Red Lion Chambers]