Are all barristers as rude as the ones I work with?
One junior clerk hopes there are nicer lawyers out there
In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one junior clerk can’t hold his tongue on what he thinks about his colleagues.
“I am currently a junior clerk in London and have lately been helping one of my members with a long trial. The case involves numerous opposing counsel and they’re just so unbelievably rude. When I see them, they either stand there huffing and puffing like the big bad wolf or will sometimes just force their way past me in the corridor. They seem to have not heard of thanks or please — or anything else polite for that matter! Are all barristers this rude?”
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