What if you love the idea of being a lawyer but, in the end, don’t really fancy being a barrister? There are so many varied and exciting careers to be had under the rubric ‘lawyer’. In this episode we explore a few of the alternatives, and hear from our guests what the world is like beyond the Bar.
Christina Blacklaws: President of the Law Society until 2019:
EJ Johnston Hawke: trainee solicitor at Edwards Duthie Shamash,
Millicent Grant: President of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives July 2018-July
Master Lisa Osofsky: Director of the Serious Fraud Office
Young Legal Aid Lawyers: http://www.younglegalaidlawyers.org
Becoming a legal aid lawyer: https://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/where-to-
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives: www.cilex.org.uk
Serious Fraud Office careers: https://www.sfo.gov.uk/about-us/careers/
Law society of England and Wales: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk
Magic Circle firm: name given to the group of five city law firms in London considered to be ‘the best’ (Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters,
Slaughter and May).
Legal Aid work: legal aid is state funding for individuals unable to pay for legal representation in criminal, and some housing, family and immigration cases. Legal aid work is work in these areas. The fees are paid by the state, and administered by the Legal Aid Agency.
SFO: Serious Fraud Office a specialist prosecuting authority tackling the top level of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption. The SFO takes on a small number of large economic crime cases involving serious or complex fraud.