Pupillages fall as work at bar shrinks

Published 25th April 2015

The annual number of ‘first-six’ (six-monthly, non-practising) places offered in 2013-14 fell to 397, an 8% drop since 2009/10, according the Bar Standards Board.

The number of places was down by 23% from 2012/13, but the BSB said the spike in the number of pupillages in 2012/13 reflected a change in rules which allowed pupillage training organisations to recruit earlier than previously.

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