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A Day in the Life of a Barrister during Ramadan

6. May 2021

"The court day passes as any other. Some colleagues are aware I am fasting and offer sympathy – “You poor thing”, amazement – “Not even water?!” or anecdotes “I did that on a yoga retreat once and hallucinated”. Most of my colleagues and friends are scrupulously kind and try not to eat or drink in front of me. So much of the job is fuelled by adrenaline that fasting seems to make little difference. Occasionally, during a speech or cross examination I unconsciously reach for a cup of water, remind myself and put it back down."

Read more about "A Day in the Life of a Barrister observing Ramadan" for the Bar Council Blog Post here: [Bar Council]