4KBW
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Social Mobility Foundation

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Shmaisah Butt

2014 Social Mobility Foundation Candidate

A Level Student

Shmaisah Butt

2014 Social Mobility Foundation Candidate

A Level Student

Over the summer, I was given the opportunity to spend four days at 4KBW by the Social Mobility Foundation. During my time at the chambers, I acquired a great insight to what a typical week is like for a barrister. Shadowing counsel during a two-day trial at a tribunal required me to sit in during meetings with the client as well as observe and learn about the cross-examination process. The involvement in the case allowed me to experience the hard work that goes into a case and enlightened me to pursue a career in law. I also built upon my communication skills as I was familiarised with the high level of communication proficiency practiced towards clients, solicitors and witnesses. In addition, I learned the importance of maintaining a good rapport between counsel and client.

In addition to this, during my time at 4 KBW, I got a chance to speak to barristers and trainees who all gave me great advice and guidance for my future. The Social Mobility Foundation work to ensure young people, such as me, develop vital skills required for our desired career paths; everyone at 4KBW did an excellent job in ensuring I got that to a high standard.

Shmaisah Butt

2015

 

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