There are many reasons why full-time study followed by training might not be right for you, two of the most common being finances and family/caring commitments. Don’t worry though; there are part-time opportunities throughout the academic and training process.
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.
The road to becoming a solicitor, is clear – law degree, LPC, training contract, done! If you studied a non-law degree, that's fine too – just throw a one-year GDL into the mix and you can still qualify as a solicitor.