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When I graduated from the Bar Vocational Course I suddenly realised that I was lacking greatly in practical experience. I had always assumed that criminal law would be my practice area of choice, but everything I knew was academic. I set about writing to several firms asking for experience in the field of crime, but only one firm was decent enough to respond positively, and I am incredibly happy that they did.
Not only were the members of Wainwright & Cummins friendly and supportive, they provided me with the right kind of experience to assist in progressing my career to the next level. I was offered a whole range of tasks to undertake including office work, drafting work, legal research and attending court. I was even privileged enough to be involved in trials in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.
In addition I was able to share in the knowledge and experience of Wainwright & Cummins own criminal practitioners, who taught me many things that can’t be taught in a classroom, such as how to interact with the various people you meet, and how to deal with difficult or unforeseeable problems.
I am adamant that getting a job in such a competitive field as Criminal Law is near impossible without relevant work experience, and the experience that Wainwright & Cummins offer is perfect for advancing both knowledge and career prospects in the field of Criminal Law.