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  1. I’ve been an avid reader of this blog for about six months and it was a valuable resource in the build up to OLPAS. Thank you!

    I thought I’d ask something I’ve been meaning to ask for a long time, and I’d be grateful if you could provide any thoughts.

    I secured pupillage through OLPAS this year and am off to a set that uses the general common law pupillage checklist. It’s a civil set that has a fair emphasis on public law work. Most of the sets I applied to use the adminstrative and local government/planning law checklists .

    I hope to steer my practice towards the public end as much as possible. How much of a detriment do you think starting with the general common law checklist will be?

    Do you think it’s worth discussing this with the set before I start? I know the guidance from the Bar Standards Board encourages sets to draw up their own checklists to reflect their areas of work. Given that this set has plenty of work that falls outside the contract and tort focus of the common law checklist I wonder if they’d be amenable to the idea but don’t want to step on any toes.

    Interested to hear your thoughts. I went to many talks about applications and interviews and targeting applications during my GDL, both from the course provider and my Inn. I didn’t hear checklists mentioned even once as a method of choosing your sets.

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