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22/11/2017
With the help of volunteers the Personal Support Unit is helping vulnerable people to access their rights

Alex Heron - With the help of volunteers the Personal Support Unit is helping vulnerable people to access their rights

While PSU volunteers do not give legal advice, they do provide practical and emotional support, something that is invaluable in the technically complex and emotionally fraught environment of the civil and family courts.

21/11/2017
Twelve dinners no more: what to expect from your Inn’s qualifying sessions

Isla Grant - Twelve dinners no more: what to expect from your Inn’s qualifying sessions

For BPTC students, there has always been a requirement to complete a number of sessions as part of your membership of an Inn and before you can be called to the Bar. However, whereas they were once known as the “12 dinners”, they are now called “qualifying sessions”.


Get Set for Success and access a world of opportunity

The University of Law - Get Set for Success and access a world of opportunity

The University of Law is delighted to announce the launch of Set for Success and our 2018 Postgraduate Prospectus.

13/11/2017
Top tips to avoid basic mistakes on law firm application forms

Sinead Dineen - Top tips to avoid basic mistakes on law firm application forms

With many law firm vacation scheme application deadlines approaching, I thought it was a good time to remind you of some basic tips for completing application forms.

07/11/2017
The benefits of getting involved in pro bono

Martin Barnes - The benefits of getting involved in pro bono

National Pro Bono Week 2017 is here and it presents a great opportunity to promote pro bono projects and recognise those who volunteer their time and their expertise.

30/10/2017
NationalLawLIVE: how it helped me to springboard from the GDL to trainee at BLM

Catrin Wyn Williams - NationalLawLIVE: how it helped me to springboard from the GDL to trainee at BLM

Catrin Wyn Williams attended NationalLawLIVE in December 2016. Since then, she has gone on to secure a September 2019 training contract at BLM, one of NationalLawLIVE’s sponsors in both 2016 and 2017, and has secured a paralegal role in the meantime.