Life during law: Lord Dyson, 39 Essex Chambers

I’ve enjoyed every minute as a barrister and a judge. Two careers. I’ve been privileged.

I didn’t want to be a lawyer. Even when I went to Oxford I didn’t know. I thrashed around, then stumbled into the Bar. I wanted to do something in the real world. My father was always starry-eyed about the Bar. I suspect that came into it too.