What Is a Career as a Barristers’ Clerk Like? In Conversation with a Practice Director

On the show today we meet Arron! Arron works as a Practice Director at a barristers’ chambers in the judiciary industry in the UK. If you’re curious about a career as a barristers’ clerk, check it out!   

Arron kindly shares with us:

  • Common misconceptions of the barristers’ clerk/practice director role 
  • An overview of how chambers fit into the legal landscape, types of chambers sets/sectors and typical departments within chambers  
  • The purpose of the barristers’ clerk/practice director role   
  • What a barristers’ clerk/practice director does on an average day 
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role  
  • Challenging parts of the role  
  • Proudest moments in the role  
  • How Arron became a practice director from not knowing what he wanted to do 
  • Highs of the career journey   
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors   
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring barristers’ clerks and professionals 
  • The future of the barristers’ clerk profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in the barristers’ clerk profession: 
  • Advice for his younger self and you!   

We also talk about:  

  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Business development and why it is important to show your personality and be yourself   
  • The benefit of part-time jobs, first jobs and volunteering for developing soft skills 
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within chambers and how the profession is trying to bridge the gap
  • The power of great colleagues and teamwork – we can’t all be strikers! 

So if you’re curious and wondering what a barristers’ clerk does or how to become a barristers’ clerk or if you just want to be inspired ~ listen or watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you! 

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