Paul Fisher speaks with The Legal 500‘s Bar Editor John van der Luit-Drummond about social mobility and equality of opportunity at the Bar.
‘If your starting point when considering the commercial Bar is to say to yourself ‘I don’t “look” like a barrister’, then you need to think again. The phrase ‘non-traditional background’ is somewhat misleading, in my opinion. The commercial Bar is changing at pace and ‘traditions’ are fast being disrupted – which is a good thing. There is no single ‘type’ of individual that renders them ideal for our kind of work. Successful barristers come in all shapes and sizes, from all sorts of backgrounds.’