Bar chief urges cap on training numbers

PUBLISHED January 20, 2014

The chairman of the bar has called for legislation to cap the number of places on legal professional training courses, amid growing concern over debt-laden students unable to secure jobs.

Nicholas Lavender QC said he would also like the bar to adopt solicitors' recruitment practices, so that prospective barristers secure a pupillage while at university, before committing to the expense of the bar professional training course (BPTC).

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