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How to get a pupillage – Guardian live webchat

From 1-4pm today, the Guardian Careers site will be running a live Q & A session with an exciting panel of experts:

Derek Wood CBE QC, is a barrister at Falcon Chambers. He has been a recorder since 1985 and led the Bar Standards Board’s “Review of Pupillage”.

Tim Kevan is the author of the BabyBarista Blog for The Guardian and of the legal comedy novel ‘Law and Disorder’ which follows BabyBarista’s pupillage year. He practised as a common law barrister in London for ten years before taking a break to concentrate on writing.

Ali Dewji is the president of the Middle Temple Students Association and will be beginning her pupillage in three weeks time.

Simon Myerson was called to the Bar in 1986, became a Recorder in 2001 and took Silk in 2003. He writes the “Pupillage: How to get it” blog and lives in Leeds with his wife, 4 children, 2 goldfish and a dog – all of whom are female. In his spare time he teaches adult education for the Hebrew University, swims, sails and compulsorily explores his feminine side.

Adam Kramer is the author of the book Bewigged and Bewildered: A Guide to Becoming a Barrister, and has been a barrister at commercial chambers 3 Verulam Buildings for five years.

Christopher Grout is currently approaching the end of his pupillage at 15 New Bridge Street, the Chambers of Patrick Upward QC. He read law at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before studying for his Bar Exams at the College of Law in London.

Marcus Soanes is course director on the part-time Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at The City Law School. He will be online from 1pm — 2.30pm.

Robert McPeake is a barrister and principal lecturer on the LLM course, teaching advocacy, EU competition law, evidence, criminal litigation and sentencing at the City Law School. He will be online from 2.30pm _ 4pm.

You can send in your questions from now….

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