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New film released to encourage careers at the Bar

Becoming a Barrister film launched by Lincoln’s Inn to encourage people to see the Bar as a career option, regardless of their background.

Becoming a Barrister film trailer

A new outreach film from Lincoln’s Inn brings to life the stories of some of the Inn’s practicing barristers from underrepresented backgrounds. The film aims to encourage as many people as possible to consider the Bar as a potential career for them, irrespective of their background.

The film, which was commissioned by the Lincoln’s Inn Social Mobility Sub-Committee, highlights the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and personal characteristics of Lincoln’s Inn members and the wider profession, challenging the traditional perceptions of who a barrister is and the journey it takes to get there.

Simon Clarke (Smith Bowyer Clarke Road Transport Lawyers), Kelly Cronin (Park Square Chambers), Laura Gould (Kings Chambers), Mark MacDonald (Furnival Chambers), Charlotte Pope-Williams (3 Hare Court – Pinsent Mason LLP at time of filming) and Natasha Shotunde (Garden Court Chambers) discuss their lives before the Bar and their subsequent journeys into the legal profession, including the challenges and highlights of their chosen career.

Whether you are still at school unsure if a career as a barrister is for you, a prospective Student Member of the Inn, or you’re considering a change of career (or know someone who is), this film could help with your decision.

Watch the full length Becoming a Barrister film (17 minutes) here.

If you have any connections with educational establishments, please feel free to share this resource with them.

For more information about a career at the Bar or to sign up for our Outreach newsletter please visit our Becoming a Barrister webpage. You can also follow Lincoln’s Inn on social media for the latest updates – just click on the icon for your social media platform of choice in the top right corner of our website.

If you have any questions regarding the film or the Inn’s Outreach work more generally, please email [email protected].