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I&N Blog: Layla

I&N Blog: Layla

"... success depends on what you are looking for from your job. It also requires you to analyse and examine the reasons for your choices in life.  I believe that barristers of all backgrounds should be willing to ask themselves the question “what should I do with my life?”"

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I&N Blog: Nicola

I&N Blog: Nicola

"We have all admired and been humbled by the dedication, sacrifice and selflessness of many NHS workers but at the same time I hope people can understand  why, despite that, if you have suffered serious injury and trauma and your life has been changed forever as a result may want and/or need redress. I hope people will be less judgmental of those who become my clients..."

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I&N Blog: Alana

I&N Blog: Alana

"Another challenge of a bedroom pupillage is that it can sometimes be lonely.  I crave the camaraderie of the bar that I have been told for years is one of the best things about being a barrister.  I wish I could feel the excitement and adrenaline in a busy courtroom."

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I&N Blog: Srishti

I&N Blog: Srishti

"I grew up painfully shy, insurmountably awkward, and by all accounts, very afraid of speaking in public. I had a tendency to swallow huge amounts of air in the middle of my sentences because my throat would dry up from sheer nerves." 

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I&N Blog: Mithurja

I&N Blog: Mithurja

"I was told by my mentor that my job prospects will be higher if I didn’t reveal my full name."

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