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Young lawyers adding value

8 August 2016

Louisa Nye sees first-hand the varied contribution the young Bar makes to
the legal sector and justice system, so the perception of it as naïve is misplaced

The term 'young barrister' gives the impression that lawyers at the beginning of their careers may be naïve or not add much value compared to their more experienced counterparts. The reality is very different and a young barrister requires initiative, drive, determination, and stamina.

As chairman of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee (YBC), I see first-
hand the varied contribution
the young Bar makes to the
legal sector and justice system. Though not always visible, the value of the young Bar carries even more weight in this ever-changing legal landscape.

Cuts to legal aid, coupled
with a mistaken perception that lawyer...

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