Barristers, The

Synopsis
Perceived as ‘out-dated, elitist and old fashioned’ and facing the toughest challenge to its future, one of the most powerful professions in the country opens its doors for the cameras. It’s a glamorous job which produces prime ministers, millionaires and the judges who shape our law, but the climb to the top is steep and difficult, thousands start on the road to become a ‘brief’ every year but just one in five will ever present a case in court.

This series of four 60-minute programmes follows students, Anna, Iqbal, Cat and Jo as they take their first steps on the Bar Vocational Course. Will any of them get a Pupillage? And then there’s a Tenancy to be found before they can finally begin to practise in court.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast in 4 weekly parts on BBC2 beginning 14/11/2008
Subjects
Education; Law
Keywords
lawyers; professional education; legal profession

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£17.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
240 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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