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The Chancery Bar Association (ChBA) is launching a new initiative providing vital career advice to prospective barristers.
The scheme, aimed at both undergraduates and BVC students, will offer informal one-to-one discussions with practising members of the Chancery Bar.
Michael Todd QC, chairman of the ChBA, said: Its amazing how many law students dont know what we do. Youre not going to be poring over 100-year-old trust deeds. We do everything that the commercial courts do.
The ChBA is also exploring academic membership of the association to improve links with universities and colleges and might extend the scheme to secondary schools in the future, in conjunction with the Bar Council.
Its a question of going out and making students aware of the practicalities of law, said Todd. The Chancery Division is feeding off its own success. Its the biggest division now in terms of work.
The Chancery Bar specialises in advocacy, mediation and advisory work, often focusing on areas such as finance, banking, mergers, acquisitions, insolvency and pension trusts.