‘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

‘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

A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics

A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance

I was recently invited to join a panel at Womanthology‘s inaugural Thought Leaders event.  Although the topics of discussion were quite wide-ranging, action points from across all sectors and types of organisation emerged. Although the legal foundations of gender diversity are slow to develop, change is being driven by an ever expanding group of practical activists … Continue reading

Comment: Motherboard’s guide to algorithmic morphing
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Comment: Motherboard’s guide to algorithmic morphing

Following the success of the talk I gave alongside Catherine Chapman at the ‘Blinding Pleasures’ exhibition in London last year, the show’s curator Filippo Lorenzin invited me to provide some comments for an article he was writing for Vice’s ‘Motherboard’ website in Italy. Your can read the whole thing here (in Italian), but for anyone … Continue reading