‘My teacher told me I was too soft to be a lawyer, now I’m a partner at a Knightsbridge firm’
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‘My teacher told me I was too soft to be a lawyer, now I’m a partner at a Knightsbridge firm’

I spoke with Legal Cheek about why my teacher’s terse words encouraged me to pursue a career in law. The feature is reproduced below from Legal Cheek: This is the second piece in a series of editorial by Legal Cheek exploring the different motivations and stories of successful lawyers from non-traditional backgrounds. Last week we spoke … Continue reading

Coronavirus hits the UK
Employment Issues / In the News

Coronavirus hits the UK

As the government announces its strategy to deal with coronavirus in the UK, Freeths’ employment partner Kevin Poulter spoke to BBC News about the implications for employees and employers. Businesses will be increasingly encouraged to support efforts to contain the virus by making self-isolation for affected employees financially viable and, by doing so, protecting the … Continue reading

Refinery 29: These Black Women’s Stories Prove Hair Discrimination Happens Here Daily
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics

Refinery 29: These Black Women’s Stories Prove Hair Discrimination Happens Here Daily

A girl who was repeatedly sent home by from school for having an afro received a £8,500 payout in a hair discrimination case last week. Ruby Williams, 18, was awarded the out of court settlement after her family took legal action against The Urswick School in east London, with the backing of the Equality and Human … Continue reading

‘I am first and foremost a lawyer — my media appearances are just an added bonus’
In the News / Legal Cheek

‘I am first and foremost a lawyer — my media appearances are just an added bonus’

I sat down with Legal Cheek to discuss social media, Alan Titchmarsh and my latest podcast project, The Hearing. The article, featured on Legal Cheek is reproduced below: “I will always encourage law students and junior lawyers to get on social media,” says employment lawyer Kevin Poulter. “It’s where legal news is often broken now. Take judgments … Continue reading

Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?
In the News / Social Media

Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?

Ahead of the roll out of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) across the UK and Europe, Facebook is revising its privacy consents and it needs you to act. But before you press the accept button, think about what you are signing up to. I joined BBC World to discuss what Facebook’s changes mean to … Continue reading