My first degree is in English. I spent a few years working (and working out what I wanted to do) then did a law degree at the University of Kent before doing my Bar year at the Inns of Court School of Law. I did my pupillage at 7 Bedford Row where I have been ever since.
I wanted to be an advocate and to have the chance to represent those without a voice.
The huge variety of work – I am never bored – the independence and flexible ways of working that the Bar offers.
It can be very stressful and sometimes the lines between private time and work time can become blurred.
From the perspective of someone who does mostly publicly funded work: save as much as you can during the good times to prepare for times when (for a variety of reasons) your income might go down.
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