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. 

Enterprise Chambers

Enterprise Chambers

  • Rowena Page

As a junior barrister with a broad commercial and chancery practice, Rowena Page already has plenty of interesting experiences and insights to share. Read on for her informative introduction to life at the commercial Bar.

Maitland Chambers

Maitland Chambers

  • 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.

Serle Court

Serle Court

  • 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.