A Bar Council survey has found barristers considered the ‘viability of their practice’ the most significant challenge facing them in the year ahead.

Some people in wigs at the bar
Are claiming that lately they are
Finding things tough
They’re not earning enough
To purchase another sports car

John Moynes

RollingNews

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14 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Jdawgs

    The tears just burst out of my eyes and filled up my empty bowl of Corn Flakes reading this. My heart bleeds.

  2. ian-oh

    I have heard their call and will endeavour to commit some crime on their behalf.

    Pick & Mix here I come!

    NomNomNomNom…..

    1. ian-oh

      So let me get this straight, Mr T wants Barrister Aid – also known as BA?

      I see…..Mr Baracus.

      :)

  3. Bitnboxy

    So Legal Coffee Drinker has a sports car now?! Not a popular opinion around these parts but very few barristers earn the eye watering sums that make the headlines.

  4. HandsomePidge

    #payourbarristers

    Let’s not let out Barristers become Baristas!

    I passed by a former barrister the other day, still carrying their files around the city, mumbling to themselves about free legal aid.

  5. thefatlad

    To be fair though, nearly all barristers struggle to earn a decent wage in the early days. It’s the ones who are able to stick it out that can eventually make good money

    1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

      True. The newly-qualified barristers are often trying to find an area of specialisation in order to make a mark and reach higher pay grades. IP was one area we worked alongside some young legal graduates, who were trying to find niche areas of the law to progress within and rise above what seems to be a highly competitive profession.

      1. Bitnboxy

        Often said that the specialisation finds you as opposed to you finding the specialisation.

        Tough aul game in the early years without connections.

  6. Gabby

    Try growing organic vegetables in a polytunnel on a Donegal hillside. That’s money earned with sweat m’lud.

  7. Jake38

    I am reminded of the tragic story of the 2 Dublin barristers defrauded of hundreds of thousands by their office manager who only noticed the missing money when notified by their bank.

  8. Andrew

    Most people who qualify as barristers don’t last in the business.
    . It just does not pay for most of them.
    That being said, I don’t see the need for any different state support than anyone else would get.

  9. Andrew

    More teenage stuff from this low information reactionary.
    Most people who qualify as barristers don’t last in the business.
    . It just does not pay for most of them.
    That being said, I don’t see the need for any different state support than anyone else would get nor should they be denied any state support available to any other self-employed person.
    But yeah sports cars etc.

  10. Nullzero

    “Lorcan barely made enough to pay for a new S Class during lockdown, he has had to enter the four courts car park in a 202 reg for 5 weeks now. With no hope of hitting the piste until Q4 2021 at the earliest he is having to entertain himself in his spacious and generously appointed Killiney mansion. There will be no trips to Lake Garda or Monte Carlo this summer, a week in a 5 star castle hotel will have to be endured in Ireland. Please give generously to Lorcan and others like him in their time of need, you filthy lowlifes”

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