News Careers The Bar Behind the law The cruel bar training conundrum By Rebecca Waller-Davies 12 May 2014 00:00 17 December 2015 13:39 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 19 May 2014 at 10:22 The problems with the BPTC are well known and need not be repeated here. However, I have serious reservations about a course provider deciding whether a candidate has a chance at pupillage. The obvious solution would be for candidates to secure a pupillage prior to embarking on the course. It seems that the only reason for not going down that route is to continue milking the cash-cow of foreign lawyers who want to return to their home jurisdictions with the words “called to the Bar of England and Wales”. Surely that could be accommodated, perhaps with a non-practising version of the course accompanied by an undertaking that the individual does not intend to practise in England and Wales. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.