Barristers from 1 Crown Office Row (Brighton and London) have been working with the Sutton Trust to run remote outreach sessions after the students’ planned Easter work experience placements were cancelled during lockdown. 21 members of chambers volunteered to discuss the legal profession with high achieving A-Level students from underrepresented backgrounds.

It was fantastic speaking to so many interested students about becoming a barrister, daily life and the different areas of law and answering excellent questions about the legal profession. Thank you to Gemma Collins and the Sutton Trust for setting this up, and wishing these students all the best with the rest of their programme.

Wednesday 15 April: Life as a barrister”
Lizanne Gumbel QC, Pegah Sharghy, Michael Paulin, Amelia Walker, Pritesh RathodJudith Rogerson and Sophie Evans.

A panel Q&A session, and a chance to ask some questions about daily life as a barrister. How often are you in court? How do you deal with nerves? Why did you choose to be a barrister? Do you have to be based in London?

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Friday 17 April: The variety of life at the Bar
Martin Forde QC, Angus McCullough QC, Timothy Bergin, Cara Guthrie, Amy Mannion, Caroline Cross, Hannah Noyce and Michael Spencer.

A chance to hear from a range of barristers about many different areas of law, from human rights to medical law, from citizenship to child protection. The panel includes barristers who work part-time as a coroner, a lecturer, and a criminal judge; a trained Family Mediator and Family Law expert; the ‘special advocate’ in the Shamima Begum citizenship case; and the Independent Advisor to the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

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