A decade after being authorised to host barrister pupillages, Browne Jacobson’s advocacy arm has announced an 18% growth income for 2019-2020.

Browne Jacobson was one of the first UK law firms to be authorised under the Access to Justice Act 2000 to take full pupillages. 

Launched in 2010, the firm said the scheme significantly contributed to its fee income growth, which reached £1.8m for the last financial year.

Over the 10-year period, the team at BJ Barristers has grown from three to 20, with 10 fulltime barristers; and since being formally accredited, nine pupils have so far completed their pupillages with the outfit. 

Head of BJ Barristers Fiona Butler said: “Our decision...

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