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    Hey. Just wondering how much I can expect to earn as a 21 y/o graduate from a RG university like UCL, Durham, Liverpool, Leicester or KCL. How much as a 21 year old can I expect to earn straight away graduating with a honours from one of these universities with a Law LLB degree? Thanks.
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    Hey. Just wondering how much I can expect to earn as a 21 y/o graduate from a RG university like UCL, Durham, Liverpool, Leicester or KCL. How much as a 21 year old can I expect to earn straight away graduating with a honours from one of these universities with a Law LLB degree? Thanks.
    It completely depends what you go in to. First of all if you want to become a solicitor or a barrister, you won’t be done learning at 21 as you either have to take the LPC or BPTC. Part-time you may be able to become a paralegal but their pay isn’t fantastic by any means.
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    It completely depends what you go in to. First of all if you want to become a solicitor or a barrister, you won’t be done learning at 21 as you either have to take the LPC or BPTC. Part-time you may be able to become a paralegal but their pay isn’t fantastic by any means.
    If I want to become a barrister what age will I have completed all work? Also what would I be expected to earn in London graduating with a first class from a RG university?
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    (Original post by s.m30)
    Hey. Just wondering how much I can expect to earn as a 21 y/o graduate from a RG university like UCL, Durham, Liverpool, Leicester or KCL. How much as a 21 year old can I expect to earn straight away graduating with a honours from one of these universities with a Law LLB degree? Thanks.
    If you land a training contract that sponsors your LPC, precisely £0. But you would get some form of living allowance from a good firm.

    After that, whatever the firm pays trainees. could be anywhere from £20-50k depending on location and type of firm.

    Outside of law, it could be £0 (unemployed) to £60k+ (finance).



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    If I want to become a barrister what age will I have completed all work? Also what would I be expected to earn in London graduating with a first class from a RG university?
    If you land a pupillage at a good chambers that allows you to sponsor your BPTC with a pre-draw.. Then you'd do the BPTC for a year and then a pupillage at the rate of whatever award the chambers you got a pupillage at is paying..

    Realistically, most people don't get a pupillage straight away (even the really solid applicants from Oxbridge with high firsts) and will have to work in some other field to save up money for the BPTC whilst also reapplying to pupillages.

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    (Original post by s.m30)
    If I want to become a barrister what age will I have completed all work? Also what would I be expected to earn in London graduating with a first class from a RG university?
    If you want to be a barrister you need to complete the BPTC and then secure a pupillage which is incredibly hard, RG university or not. I’ve got a place at Oxford and even now barristers tell me how difficult it will be. If you really want to be a barrister I suggest researching extensively. If you work for the CPS or become a criminal defence barrister you won’t earn very much. If you have a tenancy at a Chambers you’re technically self-employed so it may be tough starting out. You may get a job at a company and be earning a lot more. It really depends on the area of the law and where you practice.
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    (Original post by ruthflame57)
    If you want to be a barrister you need to complete the BPTC and then secure a pupillage which is incredibly hard, RG university or not. I’ve got a place at Oxford and even now barristers tell me how difficult it will be. If you really want to be a barrister I suggest researching extensively. If you work for the CPS or become a criminal defence barrister you won’t earn very much. If you have a tenancy at a Chambers you’re technically self-employed so it may be tough starting out. You may get a job at a company and be earning a lot more. It really depends on the area of the law and where you practice.
    When you say ‘not much’ with a criminal defence barrister what exactly in money terms are you talking when starting out?
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    When you say ‘not much’ with a criminal defence barrister what exactly in money terms are you talking when starting out?
    Probably around the £20,000 a year.
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