When was the last time you worked for someone for free? I don’t mean changing a lightbulb or washing the car. When is the last time you put in some real hard graft for no reward except another person’s gratitude? Chances are, it was a very long time ago. Because, for the vast majority of […]
Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This month she looks back on what she’s learned in the last three years. This September marked three years since I was taken on as a tenant in chambers, four since I started pupillage and five since I was called to the bar. This little landmark got […]
The days are shorter and all the pubs have suddenly started selling mulled wine. You still need to buy your presents, put up your Christmas tree, sort your Christmas party dress, and work out who on earth is going to entertain Auntie Nora on Christmas day. And on top of that, you have a skeleton […]
Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister negotiates the intricacies of life in practice. This issue: dressing for court I remember hearing a story from a friend who had been in the robing room in a crown court somewhere. A fairly junior barrister walked in and the room went virtually silent. It took my friend a while to […]
Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This issue: going on secondment is a great opportunity for a young barrister, but there are pitfalls for the unwary… Counterintuitive as it may seem, a great many junior tenants seem to duck out of chambers almost as soon as they have arrived. Is it because […]
If you applied for pupillages last year but were unsuccessful, you may be feeling dejected. But there’s always next year and the chance to improve your prospects. Henderson Chambers’ Rachel Tandy looks at how to get back on the horse.