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Pupil's Perspective: Transition from first to second six

Date:14 MAY 2015
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Pupil Barrister
I am two weeks into my second six of pupillage and it has been an exciting and eye-opening couple of weeks. I have found the transition from first to second six challenging but highly enjoyable. Everyone in Chambers has been very supportive to both Katherine and myself and have not complained when they have received a panicked phone call from court asking for help!

One of my first cases was the final hearing of an occupation and non-molestation order application. This was a particularly challenging case to be instructed on as both parties required the assistance of an interpreter and the respondent father was a litigant in person. I’m pleased to say that despite my initial nerves I was able to successfully obtain the orders sought by the client.

I was also instructed on a case that was interesting for an entirely different reason: the solicitor for the respondent and I went to school together and were in a school play 10 years ago. I’m starting to appreciate how small the family law world is!

Another change for me these past weeks has been my move to a new pupil supervisor. My...

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