Meet the Lawyer
We can’t think of a better way to find out what it’s like to be a pupil or junior barrister than by talking direct to the people who are already doing it. We have interviewed a variety of current and former pupils at different chambers to give you a taste of how things could be if you were in their position. Read on for the lowdown on how these individuals made the transition from student to baby lawyer.
- Hannah Ilett
I very much enjoy the variation, both in the type of work and the subject matter, and I like being able to work on my own and decide when I work.
- Sophie Holcombe
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.