Crime doesn't pay

Don't go to the Criminal Bar. I can't put it strongly enough. Don't do it. It is a mug's game. Let me try to explain. First, pupillage awards are scandalously low - usually now £10,000 per year, and often your own earnings in your second six months count as part of that.

It may sound fun, but you will struggle to make ends meet, says former criminal barrister Alex Deane

Don’t go to the Criminal Bar. I can’t put it strongly enough. Don’t do it. It is a mug’s game. Let me try to explain. First, pupillage awards are scandalously low – usually now £10,000 per year, and often your own earnings in your second six months count as part of that.

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