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
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Join me at Legal Cheek Live: 10 October 2013
On the evening of Thursday 10 October 2103 I’ll be chairing a panel of six esteemed lawyers, each of whom have contributed to Legal Cheek‘s popular ‘If I knew then what I know now’ series. I’ll be doing my best David Dimbleby impersonation to control the panel who will be speaking about how they made it to … Continue reading
PODCAST: Is being gay an advantage in the legal profession?
PODCAST – Is being gay an advantage in the legal profession? I recently spoke with some fellow LGBT lawyers at an event where BBC presenter Evan Davis had just given a talk in which he claimed that being gay “has made me more interesting than I would otherwise be, [and] in that sense, it has … Continue reading
PODCAST: Why I turned down a university place to become a legal executive
PODCAST: Alex Aldridge and Kevin Poulter discuss alternative routes with Rhys Bevan Is Rhys Bevan (pictured) crazy? Why would anyone in their right mind reject a place at one of the top universities in the country to go and do an unglamorous legal apprenticeship at a local authority? Actually, though, when 24 year-old Bevan explains his career … Continue reading
PODCAST: Write a legal blog, mind your Ps and Qs and get a job?
PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss blogging with Leon Glenister As Hardwicke Building found out last week, lawyers who enjoy writing in their free time can sometimes cause problems. But, on balance, most barristers’ chambers and law firms look favourably on applicants with a few bylines to their name – and as the Barbara … Continue reading
PODCAST: The fight to protect the brand of ‘solicitor’ from the ABS barbarians
PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss the brand of solicitor with Heather Iqbal-Rayner The momentum may be with Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) right now as they pour through the newly removed gates to providing legal services – but high street solicitors still have a few secret weapons up their sleeves. For example, they can … Continue reading
PODCAST: Does the criminal Bar have any hope of getting the public onside?
PODCAST: Alex Aldridge and Kevin Poulter discuss changes at the criminal Bar The criminal Bar scored a coup this week when – for the first time in recent memory – it got some positive coverage in the right wing press. Sadly, the comments on the online versions of the articles illustrate just how big a challenge … Continue reading
PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?
PODCAST: with guest, Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons is a charming, intelligent part-time LPC student who works as a paralegal at top London law firm Mishcon de Reya. What’s more, Lyons boasts an entrepreneurial zeal, organising the #AskaTrainee Twitter Q&A through his impressive social media following. In short, he’s the sort of person who you’d expect … Continue reading
PODCAST – Will Apprenticeships Cheapen The Title Of Solicitor?
PODCAST: with guest Hannah Ganage-Stewart, Editor, Young Lawyer On Wednesday, Law Society chief Lucy Scott-Moncrieff revealed to Kevin Poulter that the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) is “almost certain” to identify non-graduate routes to qualification as a lawyer. With skills minister Matthew Hancock last month announcing a plan to develop a qualifying-apprenticeship for solicitors (in addition to the … Continue reading
PODCAST – Interview with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President of the Law Society
PODCAST – Interview with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff raised eyebrows in the City last week when she suggested that some of its law firms had promoted “mediocre men” who in a true meritocracy “would never even have seen the paintings on the boardroom wall”. And Scott-Moncrieff is in no mood to backtrack … Continue reading