New member of Westwater Advocates, Antonia Welsh, tells young lawyers to be brave about joining the bar.
“I am one of this year’s devils at the Faculty of Advocates and will qualify on the 29 May 2020. I wanted to share with you some of the things I have learned and encourage some of you to consider a career at the Bar.
I think it might be helpful to start at the beginning of my legal career: however short that may be. I completed the post graduate degree in law and during this part of my education I managed to secure a position in the University law clinic. I was truly inspired by the then clinic Director. He was an entertaining guy who really believed in access to justice. The law clinic offered me the opportunity to help people, to work with real clients, in real legal disputes and in real live hearings. For a law student the experience couldn’t have been better. It was the nerves and adrenaline of appearing in the Employment Tribunal that brought it home to me that I really wanted to be a litigator.”