Writing

Thoughts, news and life lessons I've learnt.

Founder Life
March 8, 2021

I’m officially a ‘Woman in Innovation!”

I’m really excited to announce that I’ve been awarded Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation Award 2021. As the first lawyer to ever win this award, I’m thrilled to have the recognition and support to accelerate my vision of driving innovation in the legal industry, whilst surrounding myself with brave thinkers from other industries that we have so much to learn from.

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Lawyer life
March 2, 2021

Why I hire creative lawyers

Law and creativity aren’t words you commonly see in the same sentence; lawyers are typically seen as left-brainers - strong analytical thinkers focussed on logic. It’s a stereotype that’s hard to shake off, and you’ll often encounter lawyers who profess to completely lack creativity. In this article I look at some of the ways in which creativity can enhance how legal services are delivered and marketed.

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Founder Life
February 24, 2021

Why you shouldn’t work for free

I’ve done it, and I know I’m not the only one. Maybe you’ve done it too? When you’re starting a new business it can be really tempting to agree to work for free in exchange for “exposure” or the potential of future, paid work, especially if you’ve got time on your hands. But this can be extremely damaging for your business.

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Personal life
February 16, 2021

Changing careers

You’ve invested time, energy, and often money into getting where you are today… only to realise the shoe doesn’t fit. It’s an uncomfortable thought, and often comes with dread, frustration, and doubt. It can often feel like you’re taking a step back, when the reality is: you’re taking an important step towards where you need to be.

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Personal life
February 2, 2021

Uncertainty is the only certainty

Over the last few years I’ve learned that nothing in life is permanent; uncertainty is the only certainty. Like many teenagers, I had failed to grasp just how true this statement was. I'd had a conventional upbringing, I was on track to secure the grades that would map out my future, and I could see the life that lay ahead of me.

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