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Thoughts, news and life lessons I've learnt.

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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Lawyer life
January 14, 2021

Tips to get a training contract

I absolutely love working with trainees and playing a key part in their professional development; it’s extremely rewarding. However, finding a training contract is tough and unfortunately I can only help a very small number on their journey to qualification. So here’s my top tips on securing a training contract.

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Lawyer life
December 1, 2020

Making mistakes as a lawyer

Making mistakes when you’re a lawyer can be catastrophic. As junior lawyers we hear horror stories of multi-million pound professional negligence claims and lawyers being struck off because they put a comma in the wrong place in a contract.

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Lawyer life
November 24, 2020

Why I nearly left law

I was desperate to become a lawyer. For me, it was a second career – my first being in human resources – so I needed to go back to university in my late 20s and study the GDL and LPC.

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