Writing

Thoughts, news and life lessons I've learnt.

Founder Life
March 30, 2021

Why founders need to learn to sell

Before I started my business, selling wasn’t even on my radar. The ‘s’ word doesn’t really exist in the legal industry – it’s all about “BD” – and, even then, no-one actually teaches you how to do it. There’s a lot of talk about networking and pitching, but the concept of ‘sales’ in a law firm is pretty alien.

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Personal life
March 23, 2021

What's holding you back?

Have you ever stopped to think about what’s preventing you from achieving your potential? The truth is: the only thing holding you back is YOU. There are lots of ways we self-sabotage, and in this article I talk about the ones I’ve personally experienced.

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Personal life
March 15, 2021

How can men keep women safe?

Last week was a rollercoaster. The positivity and strength emitted by women all over the world on International Women’s Day was palpable. Finally, our collective voice was gaining momentum and it felt like real progress was being made. And then, we hear the devasting news about Sarah Everard. A lady not much younger than me, who vanished on her way home on 3 March.

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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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