Time at the Bar
Life At The Bar: David Etherington QC writes about his 25-year career as a criminal barrister, and explains what you should do before - and what to expect from - embarking on a life at the Bar
I was always fascinated by the dynamic of trials. I remember, aged 17, getting an afternoon off school to watch a local magistrates’ court that happened to be staging an all-day trial on a drink-drive charge. The case lasted until after 6pm, involved an intricate dispute about law and fact, and had the observer changing sides almost witness by witness, examination (and cross-examination) by examination. I was hooked.
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