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Dechert LLP

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Dechert LLP

Emma Ward is a litigator at Dechert, and has had some amazing experience both as a trainee and qualified lawyer, including in-depth analysis of whether cereal bars are in competition with boxed cereal! Read on for more about her path to law.


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Join me as I head off for my first qualifying session at Inner Temple! Aspiring barristers must complete 12 qualifying sessions before they can be called to the Bar.

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Where to start as a mature candidate changing careers into law

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Where to start as a mature candidate changing careers into law
Adele Edwin-Lamerton

Often, when I tell people that I am involved with the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society, the first question they ask me is “what age does that go up to?” My response is that the ‘junior’ refers to post-qualification experience and that age isn’t actually a factor. At that point, the quizzical expression in their gaze disappears as they confirm to themselves that yes, I am indeed older than the average junior lawyer.