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How do you begin a career as a barrister?

Beginning a career as a barrister is an unbelievably difficult task. Every year more than 1400 students graduate from the Bar Practice course and begin the process of trying to win one of around 400 pupillages. Once you add the students who plan to join the chase after completing  the final year of their undergraduate law […]

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How do I get an order for financial remedies?

Financial remedies are part of the divorce process that deals with the financial side of the proceedings.  It is worth looking at how you get a financial remedy order. What are financial remedies? Financial remedies refer to a financial settlement following a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. Financial remedies were previously referred […]

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Pupillage applications

With regards to our latest pupillage applications Richard Barton, our Head of Chambers, says: “Westgate Chambers has received a large number of very impressive applications this year, for which we are very grateful.  It speaks volumes about the enthusiasm and ability of young people who wish to have a future at the Bar.” Every application […]

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The UK’s new Online Safety Bill will make cyberflashing a criminal offence

The first draft of the new Online Safety Bill will make ‘cyberflashing’ a criminal offence carrying up to two years in prison for those found guilty. Cyberflashing, the act of sending unsolicited sexual images via social media, dating apps and other digital and data sharing platforms, has been on the rise for some time.  It […]

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How does a financial settlement work in a divorce?

When you divorce or end a civil partnership you and your ex-partner will need to agree how to separate your finances. The separation of a couple’s finances is known as the financial settlement. Whilst some couples may be able to agree matters between themselves, many people still remain unsure as to how a financial settlement […]

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