Report by Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC), commissioned by the Bar Council.
In the Life at the Young Bar report, we present a snapshot of life at the Young Bar in 2021.
The research within this report considers the demographics of the Young Bar, and what this means in terms of access to justice and the profession in the coming years. It explores differences by practice area, and what this might suggest in terms of targeted action and support. It captures the experience and views of young barristers on life at the Bar, aspirations for their future, career development and their wellbeing, and what this means in terms of how we as a profession need to modernise the way we practise. And, given the timing of this research, it provides a useful insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on new practitioners and pupils, and what we can learn from this.
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