Top private school summoned by BSB over pupillage auction

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  • I can't believe people would be so petty as to complain about this.

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  • The way things are going, there will be more money for lawyers in flogging off internships, than doing legal work.

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  • Meanwhile, Westminster School is setting up an academy sixth form to help bright underprivileged kids in London get into Oxbridge. Paid for by fundraising like that £700 auction. Poor form on the part of the SMF
    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3744492.ece

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  • How petty.

    A barrister wished to give up some of his time to benefit a charity. Presumably this was the "wrong" sort of charity.

    Maybe the BSB will now publish a list of charities that barristers are authorised to donate their time to?

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  • I can't believe it's even news. We all know that a career in law is for the privileged few. It was ever so, and ever shall it be.

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  • This used to happen all the time at university...

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  • What is the world coming to? No decent Westminster alumnus would allow their precious son near a criminal set. It's Erskine Chambers or nowhere.

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  • Plus Coutts is now so common that even Wayne Rooney has an account there. Surely one of the elite Swiss banks would be more appropriate for a Wesminster boy.

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  • There have been law internships auctioned for Charity events as recently as the Big Red Ball for the charity Right to Play and numerous others. The Guardian Newspaper itself auctioned work experience with the editor at the Highbury Grove School Auction on May 9! Is the issue about auctioning a work experience or is it about jealousy of Westminster School?

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  • If the BSB really wants to be this small minded shouldn't it at least direct its efforts at the barrister in question rather than at the school?

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