Does the Bar Training course sufficiently prepare prospective barristers for online advocacy and an increasingly digitalised workplace?

This report focuses upon the Bar Training Course and asks whether the course sufficiently prepares prospective barristers for online advocacy and an increasingly digitalised workplace. The report contains a literature review and presents the qualitative data collected to answer this question.

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Zoe Adlam

Student , Durham University

Hi everyone!

I am currently a LLB student at Durham University. 

My research is focusing on whether the Bar Training Course (the vocational component on the path to becoming a barrister) sufficiently prepares prospective barristers for online advocacy and an increasingly digitalised workplace. This research project stems from my interest in the future of the legal profession, and also my questioning of why there is not much research done into the future of the English Bar more broadly. 

Interestingly, my research is a blend of law and business as my supervisor is an academic within the Business department.  Hopefully bringing in this different perspective will help to open up my research further and help me to approach the law from a different perspective. 

Please feel free to reach out to discuss anything related to law or business or just to have a general chat because I'm really looking forward to getting to know more Laidlaw scholars!