Video: Interview tips and how to stand out in a law firm
In the News / Legal Topics

Video: Interview tips and how to stand out in a law firm

I spoke with Thomson Reuters recently to pass on some tips for aspiring lawyers who might be attending interviews or taking work experience. Some of this might be common sense, but it comes from the numerous graduate recruitment interviews and assessments I’ve moderated and conversations with colleagues and recruiters across the legal sector. If you find … Continue reading

Trending now: the Hashtag Trademark
In the News / Social Media

Trending now: the Hashtag Trademark

According to recent reports in the Wall Street Journal, 1,398 hashtag trademark applications were filed globally in 2015, compared with only 7 in 2010 and 103 in 2014. Although only around half of applications are currently being approved, the statistics are suggestive that hashtags are a valued commodity that warrant protection where social media dominates … Continue reading

Primary school teaching assistant sacked for ‘inappropriate’ Facebook underwear photos 
Employment Issues / In the News / Social Media

Primary school teaching assistant sacked for ‘inappropriate’ Facebook underwear photos 

When sharing photos of yourself on social media, how inappropriate must they be to have your employment terminated?  Even though Gemma Laird had photos from a lingerie photo shoot on her private Facebook profile, the very fact of their existence seems to have been enough for the school to dismiss her. But the story has once again sparked … Continue reading

Social media and the law podcast, March 2016 #TalkingSocBiz
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics / Social Media

Social media and the law podcast, March 2016 #TalkingSocBiz

Each month I’ll be joining global social media expert and consultant Krishna De to discuss the hot topics and legal issues arising from social media stories and developments in technology. Given there is no shortage of news in this controversial, but largely unregulated sector, there will be some interesting insights, practical solutions and tips that everyone can benefit from. The … Continue reading