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Esther Selsdon is a trapeze artist and author of Unsustainable Positions. Why did you choose to study law/become a lawyer?
I studied modern languages at university and then did the Diploma in Law as I thought that being a barrister would be a fulfilling job. I only wanted to be a barrister - never a solicitor, as I thought that would be dull.
Has it helped in your current role of author?
Public speaking gives you confidence. Apart from the fact that people think you must be clever and take you more seriously, it hasn't helped at all.
What are the worst and best aspects of being a lawyer?
Worst: other barristers; the system in general; legal aid payments being so slow; the rights of women; problems with clerks!