updated on 05 September 2019
Public law can take many forms, from conflicts over EU legislation to planning appeals, from individuals’ entitlement to community care to international extradition. While the same is also true of the commercial Bar, it sometimes surprises pupils how little time they spend in court compared to their peers in common law or crime sets. Check each set’s website to see what its pupillage programme entails and the size of the pupillage award; the best will match the awards of the top commercial sets.
For a profile of a barrister who is part of a public law set, see Jennifer MacLeod of Brick Court Chambers.