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Struan Campbell, outreach manager of Inner Temple, discusses the process of qualifying as a barrister, from studying the BPTC to joining an Inn of Court and on to securing pupillage.

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Making a career change into law

Although in a minority, the legal profession boasts many examples of lawyers who changed careers at a later date, having started out in a different vocation. Meanwhile, some law firms are increasingly welcoming applications from mature candidates. If you’re thinking about making a career change into law, read on for some information and advice.

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Serle Court
Sophie Holcombe
Serle Court

Essentially, a barrister has to formulate a persuasive argument for each case and I enjoy the fact that the responsibility to do so is entirely my own. I am very much in control of my own cases and every day is completely different – it's both an exciting and demanding career.


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