Celina Faugoo recently completed her BPTC with City University of London and has now been called to the Bar. Here, she passes on some valuable advice to prospective BPTC students.
Change can be scary for some. But when a course prospectus warns you of the negative repercussions if you are faint-hearted, you start imagining the worst. Given the massive influx of barristers in the recent years, you wonder whether that is meant to deter people from embarking on the Bar Professional Training Course.
Copyright is an often unrecognised or misunderstood right. Contrary to common belief, there is no need to go through a legal process or registration to establish copyright; it is automatically instilled in original artistic work once it is fixed in material form. Of course, it is also very valuable to all artists, as it protects their work from unauthorised copying.
The main Bills constituting the government’s legislative programme are announced in the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, which is usually in November.
When faced with issues of data protection, privacy and regulation, we tend to focus on what legal professionals, policy makers and enforcement organisations can do to strengthen regulation.
As it is the start of the academic year, many of you will have now received your extremely long reading lists for this term. We've put together some useful research and study tips, to help make things easier for you :
"Look to where the Law is going, not where the Law is."
Ayomide Akin-Oteniya recently organised an event at Hogan Lovells on celebrating diversity in the legal industry. The event was comprised of a number of talks for aspiring lawyers, most notably on how technology has diversified the provision of legal services.
In the last 20 years, the legal industry has changed considerably and possibly the most interesting change in recent times has been the types of people who are now becoming lawyers. Law almost exclusively used to be the preserve of individuals who had studied the LLB or humanities subjects. Ex scientists, engineers and mathematicians who are switching to the legal sector, bring with them a range of new skills and ways of thinking that have not been seen in the industry before.
Preparing for a moot can be stressful. The scenario you are given may include issues which you have no prior knowledge on. Don’t panic, instead break down the preparation process step by step.
There seems to be widespread opposition to the right to die from Parliament. This opinion seems to be rather consistent and entrenched as the BBC reported that 74% of MPs voted against the Assisted Dying Bill in 2015 in comparison to the 72% in 1997 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34208624).