Greetings from Manchester Airport. The time set aside last night for deciding and contacting the successful candidate was used instead for finding the tickets, which I had foolishly not put int the usual place.
I will try and get the message to the appropriate person by email over the next few days, and will update this post when they have (hopefully) confirmed. Thank you very much indeed to all of you who applied. Not a dud application amongst the many.
Apologies for the delay. More anon.
The (hopefully) happy applicant has now been informed and has said yes. Well done Lucy. She will be invited to publish her (unedited) impressions – providing they aren’t defamatory or in breach of client confidentiality that is. It might be cool to do this as we go along but it is not my decision.
There were 15 applicants of whom one already had pupillage. There were 8 women and 7 men. Insofar as I could tell, there were 3 ethnic minority applicants, but that is obviously a guesstimate. I chose a person who I thought had a realistic prospect of Pupillage. That reduced the pool of applicants to 5. I don’t mean to denigrate anyone by that: every applicant was decent but that is no longer enough. Then I chose the liveliest application. I don’t pretend to either science or infallibility but transparency is important.
I hope no one is too bruised. Thank you all again.