Silk (updated 26 Aug)

The current competition is under way and interviews start on 18th September and run until 12th October – this is a tighter timetable than in previous years.  The QCA hope to let candidates know if they are through to interview on either the 7th or 8th Sep – I suspect it will be the 7th at around 4.30pm by email.

There are 272 applicants for silk this year which is the highest number since 2009, when there were 275.

Results for this competition are being announced earlier than usual in Dec 17 and the silk ceremony for those who are successful after interview will be on 26 Feb 18.

The next competition 18/19 will launch in Feb 18 and the QCA have promised us some changes in the Guidance notes, so we look forward to finding out what those changes are ……….  And we have started work with some candidates already for 2018 ………

If you need interview or application support, link here takes you to our costs and services.

Get in touch as soon as you have a date firmed up for your silk interview as our two hour interview slots this year are also competing with the Recorder competition that is running at the same time ……………..

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Recorder selection days 6-29 Sep

Candidates will hear tomorrow (1 August) with the date of their Recorder selection day during the window 6-29 Sep.  It will include a competency interview and role play.  We already have 15 candidates signed up, many with slots booked already.  Get in touch as soon as you hear to be sure to get a slot that fits with your selection day.  Details here for costs and services we offer.

There are 150 vacancies, so atleast 300 will be attending selection days …… good luck everyone.

 

 

High Court Judge Support Programme

Apply by 16 June for next HCJ support programme for competition due to launch in Nov 2017 – 30 vacancies available.

Circuit selection days

Forthcoming Circuit Selections Days have been extended and are now 20 June-7 July.

We have quite limited availability left for those who might want help preparing.  Just so that you know ………..

Career development at the Bar

First of a series of  Career Development training courses with the Bar Council is aimed at women barristers and is being help on Sat 20 May in London.

Further courses to follow – register or express interest direct with Bar Council for courses from link above.  Or maybe you’d like us to run the course in-house for you in chambers?

Let us know.

Mentoring Skills Training

Very pleased to be running some further Mentoring Skills Training courses with the Bar Council – venues in London, Manchester and Sheffield.  Click link above for further details and info on how to book.

Silk assessors

There seems to be a delay for the QCA in collecting assessments as some emails have not got through system firewalls to assessors ………. not sure why this is suddenly a problem this year ….. but the QCA are confident that they can achieve the new tighter timetable.