My pupillage supervisor is treating me like his personal assistant

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Is this normal?

In the latest instalment of our Career Conundrums series, one pupil explains how she feels more like a PA than a barrister in training.

“Hi Legal Cheek. I am not long into my pupillage at a chambers (outside London) and my supervisor is already driving me up the wall. I feel like more of a personal assistant than a barrister in training. Coffee runs and fetching his lunch are common daily errands. On one occasion I even had to collect his dry-cleaning! I’d really like to hear from other pupils. Surely this can’t be normal?!”

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