I have a learning difficulty and am gay – will I succeed at the bar?

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The legal profession and its true approach to diversity


In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one law student wonders whether being LGBT, disabled and “regional” will blight his barrister dreams.


I’m a 25-year-old starting an undergraduate degree this year at a good Russell Group university. I’m also gay, “regional” (Scottish) and have a learning difficulty. I would like to know whether this could affect my chances when it comes to interviews and networking. I’d like to become a barrister, but I don’t want to pursue a career I don’t stand a chance in.

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