Barrister qualifications and training

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1. How long is the GDL or CPE

  • 2 years full time, 3 years part time
  • 1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • 6 months full time, 1 year part time
  • 8 week long course
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2. What does the BPTC include?

  • Practical training, case preparation, advocacy, negotiation, interviewing skills, drafting options
  • Common law, Family Law, Tort Law, Commercial Law
  • Conveyancing, finance law, certificate of advocacy, tort law
  • Training to become a legal ombudsman

3. Upon completion of the BPTC they are...

  • Required to complete an LPC
  • Required to complete a pupilage of two six month periods
  • Called to the Bar
  • Officially a barrister and able to practice

4. What is the non-educational route to becoming a barrister?

  • Training at a barristers office
  • None
  • BTEC Level 3 Law followed by CPE
  • Ilex

5. What is the GDL and CPE?

  • Barrister training courses
  • Work experience training at a barrister's office
  • Law conversion courses
  • Qualifying barrister degree


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