Career Clinic: Three years at the Bar and ready for a change
"I am a junior barrister of three years' call practising in crime, family and general common law and have had enough. The majority of my work is legally aided, the money isn't great, the work is going to solicitors and the CPS and I've decided I want to leave to work in a European institution or international NGO. "I'm starting a masters in international law, which will take a three years on a part-time basis while I continue to practise. Should I quit now, do the LLM in a year then try and get an internship? Or shall I stick with the job in order to maximise my chances as someone who's had five years' litigation experience and insure my position should the Europe thing fall through..?"
“I am a junior barrister of three years’ call practising in crime, family and general common law and have had enough. The majority of my work is legally aided, the money isn’t great, the work is going to solicitors and the CPS and I’ve decided I want to leave to work in a European institution or international NGO.
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