The good bar guide
Becoming a barrister is an arduous process. Derek Bedlow steers you through the process step-by-step
Step 1Get your degreeA qualifying law degree is a first step on the road to becoming a barrister. It will exempt you from the CPE, provided it covers all seven ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ – obligations I (contract) & II (tort), criminal law, equity and law of trusts, law of the European Union, property law and public law. Once completed, and within seven years of graduation, you can then apply for the Bar Vocational Course (BVC).
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