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A review of the opportunities open to entrants to the bar could result in fewer students on the BVC course, more employed pupils and more funding for those who need it.
A working group, led by Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Neuberger, has a year to produce its report.
Geoffrey Vos QC, vice-chair of the Bar Council and a member of the working group, said the groups objective was to make sure that background and funding did not stop talented would-be barristers from entering the profession.
He admitted that the number of pupillages across the profession had shrunk since compulsory funding was introduced, but said he hoped that numbers would begin to rise again.
Conversely, Vos added that numbers of BVC students could well drop as a result of the review. But he added that he wanted to encourage more companies to take on pupils in-house.
The review group is also looking at ways to increase funding for BVC students who would otherwise be without the means of paying for the course.