18 year old American poised to become youngest British Barrister ever

Well not quite a lawyer yet. As the article makes clear she must complete a period of “pupillage” which is similar to the “article” period in Canadian provinces. Years ago, I wrote a chapter on this in “Law School Bound“.

It is relatively easy for Canadian and U.S. lawyers to become U.K. solicitors. Part of the process is to pass the “Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test“.

It’s easy for Canadian lawyers to be admitted to the bar in the U.K. Why is it so difficult for U.K. lawyers to be admitted to the bar in Canada? Is this fair or reasonable? What would one of the ancient courts of Chancery think of this?