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Amanda YipAmanda Yip QC. Amanda is a personal injury and clinical negligence barrister at Exchange Chambers. She was called to the Bar in 1991 and took silk in 2011. This post was originally posted on Amanda’s blog Life in the Law after 84 new QCs were announced on 29th February. It is reproduced here with permission and thanks.

This week 84 barristers have been celebrating their appointment to the rank of QC.  Rather like when there is a new intake at secondary school, those of us in the second and third year have been only too keen to pass on our considerable experience to the new boys and girls! Over the last two years I have often been asked how I am finding it.  My honest answer is that it has been a bigger change than I anticipated.  Many changes were foreseen and welcomed.  Taking the lead on the big cases was something I wanted and enjoy.  I had reached the point where I wanted to have that responsibility and fortunately I still feel that way.  What took me by surprise was that becoming a silk was a change in lifestyle.

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