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The Hearing: Episode 49 – Paul Adams (Old Square Chambers)

Shopping trips, designer sweatshirts, dynasties and staying in shape. No, this isn’t Legally Blonde the podcast; this week we’re discussing the glamour and grunt work of the clerking world.

Kevin gets the lowdown on life as a clerk from Old Square Chambers’ Paul Adams, also known as Cliff! They discuss the range of skills needed to be a successful clerk, how the profession is keeping up with modern times, and sandwiches.

Recorded in the good old days before Coronavirus lockdown, when crisis management meant filling up a barrister’s diary after an early settlement, Paul talks us through the many quirks of clerking. Enjoy—and stay safe!

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