In episode 3 of Legally Pod, Isabella is joined by bestselling author the Secret Barrister, whose blog and book detail the inner workings of the criminal bar.
The Secret Barrister shares their insights into the criminal justice system, and what changes need to be made urgently. They also give their top tips for aspiring lawyers, both in general and in acquiring pupillage.
The words of the Secret Barrister are read by actor Tom Stuchfield.
Interview by Isabella Ford.
0:20 – An introduction to the podcast, with Isabella Ford
0:39 – An introduction to the Secret Barrister
1:20 – When did you decide you wanted to become a lawyer?
2:31 – What inspired you to write a blog about the issues in the criminal justice system?
3:30 – Are there any other areas of the legal system in trouble?
4:37 – What change would you most want to see in the criminal bar?
5:43 – Did any MPs reach out to you about the book?
6:32 – What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
7:23 – What are the three most important traits an aspiring barrister should possess?
7:55 – How can aspiring barristers stand out in pupillage applications?
8:45 – What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard?