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"There's no future in it," is what I was told when I entered the legal profession armed with a passionate belief in this country's justice system and, crucially, in legal aid, which allowed those who would not otherwise have access to a solicitor to do so.
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.