On Twitter, we asked members of the Bar to share their journeys to the Bar, and the obstacles they overcame to reach it, using the hashtag #IAmTheBar.

Through the use of this particular hashtag, we seek to dispel any myths or preconceptions that, to succeed as barrister, you must fit a certain profile or come from a particular background. These non-traditional stories and personal quotes help to exemplify a common vision of an accessible, diverse and truly representative Bar. 

Search #IAmTheBar on Twitter to find more stories of inspiring, non-traditional journeys to the Bar. 

#IAmTheBar has since won the 2019  LexisNexis Legal Award for Legal PR/Media Comms, and been shortlisted for a  Legal Cheek award as well as two Membership Excellence MemCom awards