Welcome to my BPTC Blog

"Look Mum, I look like a real barrister, I just need a wig and gown!"

Starting the GDL marks the beginning of a major point in my journey to the Bar. It’s where I will actually learn to perfect the skills integral to making me a good barrister. I am excited, especially because I am more confident in myself and can bring my developed advocacy and drafting skills into my Pro Bono work. 

As I write this blog I’ll be covering my time on the course as well as my qualifying sessions with my Inn of Court, The Inner Temple. 

Despite that, I am aware that the course itself is difficult for reasons that stretch all the way from course design to its relevance to future practice. Some of the issues that I encounter on the BPTC will be discussed in my Law Blog but I will also link to them below. 

My mantra for my time on the BPTC is “onwards and upwards”. I survived the GDL, so now it is time for me to progress on with my journey to get Blessing to the Bar! 

I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to share this blog with anyone who might enjoy it! If you have any questions or suggestions of content that I could post, don’t hesitate to connect with me on my Social Media and ask! 

How I survived GDL exams

So, I did it. I completed the GDL! For the past three months I have seen myself pushed to my absolute limit. Read for how I survived the GDL!

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Staying on top of the GDL workload

I’m six weeks into the GDL and I’ve just had reading week and my first coursework deadline. Read on to see how I’m getting on, how I found writing my first ever law essay and for details on my efforts to stay on top of the massive workload. 

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