At the end of the gravy train
The introduction of a minimum level of funding for pupil barristers has not brought about the anticipated collapse in the number of pupillages available, writes Michael Gerrard. Yet significant problems remain at many parts of the Bar as the debate about how to pay for the training of barristers rumbles on
It was received wisdom among many in the Inns of Court that the advent of compulsorily funded pupil-lages from January 2003 would severely hit the numbers of those starting careers at the Bar.
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