[MFL Ep. 29] – Transitioning From Non-Law to The Bar

After working as a personal trainer for more than 10 years, Jamie Johnston decided to switch career paths and become a barrister for Dere Street Barristers.

In this episode of the #MoreFromLaw podcast, Jamie and I discuss:

  • His motivations for transitioning from non-law to the Bar
  • His best advice for others looking to do the same
  • The skills aspiring barristers need in order to succeed

And more! A really insightful episode that will make a great listen for any aspiring barrister.

SPOTIFYhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/406BWtFbd6ahrgj6NAwJrD
iTUNES – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-29-from-barbells-to-bar-jamie-johnston-dere-street/id1497485950?i=1000479992837


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Why consider the bar with a non-law background?

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The self-employed nature of barristers

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How to choose between solicitor and barrister roles with a non-law background

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An entrepreneur-turned-barrister’s advice for the pupillage process

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Common misconceptions about entrepreneurship

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