The Lawyer 2B covered the Firm's new pupillage scheme, which recently won approval from the Bar Standards Board. Fried Frank will now offer a year-long barrister training course, with a first pupil scheduled starting in early September and recruiting under way for a second. Litigation partner James Kitching, a qualified barrister, said that the decision was made in part to encourage other non-chambers to offer pupillage--"we really want to encourage the reinvigoration of employed pupillages, especially at a time when the number on offer at the self-employed bar is shrinking."
Another Fried Frank partner and qualified barrister, Justin Michaelson, is mentioned in the article. He is lined up to act as supervisor for the next pupil who arrives.
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