11 Sep 2022

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In the first week of November 2021, eight BTB candidates completed the first ever internship at the UK Supreme Court.

The success of this programme is in no small part thanks to Vicky Fox and Lord Reed. Lord Reed has spoken about his desire to see a Justice from a BAME background appointed before his retirement and this internship is just one example of the concrete steps the court is taking to increase transparency and inclusivity.

All of the interns were made to feel welcome throughout the internship, from the security staff learning each of their names to Lord Reed personally taking the time to discuss the case with them during the hearing. I was particularly struck by how many of the Justices, Judicial Assistants and court staff attended the interns’
presentations, each one of them genuinely interested in learning about the backgrounds and experiences of the interns.

Bridging the Bar is incredibly proud of each one of the interns; we could not have asked for better ambassadors. We are also incredibly thankful to our sponsors and the wider support we have received from the Bar.

Read more about the internship here.


UK Supreme Court Interns 2021

(left to right) Olivia Bennett, Hayley Webster, Armin Amirsolimani, Fatima Ismail, Adnan Khaliq, Madeleine Lusted, Emily Thorbjornsen and Chloe Reddock.

Hear from Olivia Bennett, one of our UK Supreme Court interns, who applied for pupillage for the second time in 2022 and with the support of Bridging the Bar secured nine pupillage offers.