Writing

Thoughts, news and life lessons I've learnt.

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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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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Personal life
December 14, 2020

Having the confidence to be authentic

It was only when I stepped out of the corporate legal world and away from the rules and expectations that exist within it that I realised how oppressive that environment is. There’s no room for individuality, the whole system is engineered to suppress our individuality.

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