How to have a career as a Barrister – Independent Bar or Employed Barrister
An interactive workshop given by an experienced barrister who is now an academic at UoP. Will explain, realistically, the career options for barristers, how to apply for scholarships to fund BPTC, how to maximise chances of success in the race for pupillage and in practice thereafter.
Bernard Davis obtained an LL.B. from the University of Birmingham and an LL.M. from the University of Portsmouth. He was called to the Bar in 1982 and practised as a Barrister in the Royal Navy until 2009, specialising in criminal and employment law. Starting with a mixed practice of prosecution and defence work, Bernard eventually focused on prosecution work and then became the Royal Navy’s chief prosecutor. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 partly in recognition of the legal work he had undertaken. Bernard has extensive judicial experience at courts-martial and sat as a part-time District Judge in the London criminal courts for four years. He joined the School of Law at Portsmouth in 2009 and in 2013 was awarded the prize for the Lecturer who has made the most positive impact on students.