How hard is it to become a barrister?

Becoming a barrister is hard work and very costly.  Barristers numbers are about a 10th of solicitors and we have all heard about how hard it is to get Pupillage even once you have the BPTC.  But what are the true facts?  As a starting point you should read this article on Chambers Student: http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/the-bar/a-career-at-the-bar/a-preliminary-warning

Timeline of actions

  • Stage 1: see the stage 1 timeline for a list of suggested actions to take to develop your career
  • Stage 2: this timeline will be available by 12 October.

Bar Professional Training Course
Interviews
Marshalling
Mini-pupillage
Mooting, debating and public speaking