Chaynee Hodgetts shares one story of junior criminal barristers’ uncertain future

It’s August/September 2022 (at the time of writing). The CBA’s ‘Days of Action’ are now ‘Weeks of Action.’ I’m a temporarily out-of-work member of the criminal Bar. In a noisy bar. Criminal defence, to be exact. My local, to be precise. ‘Lay down Sally’ is playing, I’m trying to find an interim job or ‘side hustle’ to survive – and I’ve been followed online by an account that makes ‘off the peg, or made to measure, fully lined bodybuilding trunks’ (@anneluckypants, if you’re interested). As Talking Heads once said, “How did I get here?” Metaphorically, you tell me…

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Chaynee Hodgetts
Features and Opinion Editor
Solicitors Journal

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