Sophie Quinton-Carter reflects on her Journey to the Bar marking Justice Week 2022

June 23, 2022
“Although times are challenging, I would certainly not deter those who are committed to a career at the criminal Bar. The profession, and those at its heart, need you, now more than ever.”

The Young Citizens Bar Mock Trial Competition put RLC member Sophie Quinton-Carter on her career path to become a barrister. She was invited to write a blog about her journey to becoming a criminal Barrister for the Bar Council to mark Justice Week 2022.

She says:
“Every day is distinct – a different court, a different client, a different case. Whether prosecuting or defending, each case provides an opportunity to meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Every court appearance is a new learning experience, a new challenge and ultimately, the culmination of many years’ hard work.
Each time I have the pleasure of working with students conducting mock trials, as judge or mentor, I reflect on my own experience, particularly the pride I feel now that I have the honour of conducting cases for real.”

Read full blog here: [Justice Week]