Non-practising barrister behind controversial essay writing company rebrands as self-help guru

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A pupillage-less Bar graduate who made millions of pounds selling essays to students has launched a new service to help rich clients find happiness by spending time with him., which endeavours to “remove suffering” via the attainment of “bliss”, sees Gray’s Inn member Barclay Littlewood charge himself out at an incredible £6,000 per day “for a minimum time period of two years”. That equates to a total of £438,000…

Littlewood’s new life as an extremely expensive self-help guru is a long way from his days as a part-time law tutor — an area he fell into after completing the Bar Vocational Course (now the Bar Professional Training Course) in 2002.

From that point, Littlewood’s luck changed dramatically as he established controversial essay writing company All Answers, and following a boom in such services, found himself in the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List.


Amazing as Littlewood’s rise has been, £438,000 still seems a lot to pay for the “unlimited personal access to me” being offered by the law graduate in venues including his immaculate white living room. There is a gallery showing more pictures of Littlewood’s house and his range of sports cars here.

Of course, LearnBliss is not just about being exposed to the Littlewood Midas touch. It also features the very best of cutting edge science. As Littlewood, 35, explains below, “dopamine” is central to his offering.

Top legal blogger Nearly Legal, who spotted Littlewood’s new venture over the weekend, has identified some of the more memorable passages.

Littlewood on how to “be yourself”.


Littlewood responds to the sceptics.


Those who are interested in attaining bliss are asked to “apply” to fork out hundreds of thousands of pounds by “handwritten personal note only of at least 5,000 words.”

The note is instructed to be sent to Littlewood’s essay writing company, All Answers Limited.