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Kevin Poulter fears he may soon be asking his trainees to pass him his slippers

8 October 2012

It’s not just a grey hair, it’s a wiry, unruly, thick white hair, 8 inches long and it needs to come out, quickly. Worse still, it has some associates who are less compliant in the ease of their removal. I realise age catches up with us all, but sometimes you just don’t want the signs to be quite so obvious. For me, it comes as a particularly distressing signifier of being a grown up having enjoyed my schoolboy haircut, wrinkle-free skin and cheeky charm for over thirty years.

Unfortunately and as far as I can tell, not one of these signifiers of youth has served me well in my career to date. All too often it seems neither clients nor senior partners want to work with solicitors who look too young, presuming it (presumably) to be an indicator of inexperience, naivety or lack of skill.

Even in these enlightened times where ...

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