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Event: ABTL x 33 Bedford Row Mock Interview Panel Event for Aspiring Barristers

LONDON, April 21, 2022:

The Association of British Tamil Lawyers collaborated with its Corporate Partner 33 Bedford Row, to host a mock interview panel event for aspiring barristers.

Five aspiring barristers were split across two panels of 2-3 senior barristers who mock interviewed each candidate and provided individually tailored feedback in half-hour slots.

ABTL welcomed Dr S Chelvan, Alexander Adamou, Diana Constantinide, Elizabeth Fisher, and Ayesha Smart, all barristers with several years of experience including as part of recruitment committees in chambers, to interview our candidates.

The mock interview sessions were followed by a joint Q&A session where candidates were able to ask questions related to the pupillage interview and selection process. Attendees at the mock interview event went on to secure a pupillage.

The event was well-received by the attendees. Feedback included:

“It was a great event, which really provided amazing insight into pupillage interviews. I would definitely recommend to friends.”

The Q&A was filmed and can be found on ABTL’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbnt_BmVrAQ&t=990s .

About 33 Bedford Row

33 Bedford Row is a leading common law set offering outstanding legal advice and advocacy in Civil, Criminal, Family, Immigration and Regulatory law at all levels including work with an international element.

33 Bedford Row joined ABTL as a Corporate Partner in January 2022. If you wish to find out more about our Corporate Partners or if you wish to discuss becoming a Corporate Partner, please see Our Partners.

About The Association of British Tamil Lawyers

The Association of British Tamil Lawyers (“ABTL”) is a non-profit membership association and the first organisation of its kind, sitting at the heart of both the Tamil and legal communities in the UK.

Established by junior lawyers from the British Tamil community, its objectives are to promote entry into the legal profession for aspiring lawyers, promote more diversity and inclusion in the legal sector, provide networking and training opportunities and help connect practicing lawyers from the Tamil community in the UK and beyond. For more information about us, please visit www.abtl.org.uk and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram