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Life in Law
18 minutes | 2 months ago
Abbie Hawthorne - Legal Assistant
Something a little different this time, this week we welcome Abbie Hawthorne, Abbie is new to law and has recently secured a position in conveyancing. We cover how Abbie secured a junior position in the law, the interview process, and what a day in the life of an up and coming conveyancing assistant looks like.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Stephen Averill - Costs Lawyer
A fascinating episode this week where Michael and Stephen discuss the unique industry of costs law, this has proven to be an excellent alternative to the typical LLB/LPC route into law, and an exciting career path.
18 minutes | 5 months ago
Tracy Tsao - Trainee Solicitor
Michael and Tracy discuss Tracy's journey onto securing her training contract, and also discuss Tracy's training contract prep document she has created that breaks down the types of questions you will be answering.If you are looking for a copy of Tracey's interview prep document, email me on email@example.com and I will be happy to reply with a copy of the document.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Andrew Murphy - Senior Associate
This week we have a fascinating episode where we discuss Andrew's journey into becoming a dispute resolution solicitor, and what that role looks like; the intricate differences in the role as you progress to senior associate level and the subtle differences of being a solicitor in Guernsey.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
Erika Federis - In House Legal Counsel
A fascinating episode this week where we explore Erika's journey into becoming an in-house legal counsel. We learn the benefits of a slightly different career to your traditional law firm route, and how you can get into working in-house.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Samantha Cavender - Residential Conveyancer
Michael and Samantha discuss Samantha's journey into becoming a senior Residential Conveyancer, and the day to day that she undertakes in this role, and Samantha gives great tips on how to get into this profession.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Annie Joseph - NQ Family Solicitor
Michael and Annie explore Annie's journey into becoming a family solicitor and Annie provides excellent tips for up and comers in the law to reach the next level, and how to succeed in your training contract.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Yemi Alli - Immigration Solicitor
Very interesting chat between Michael and Yemi about becoming an immigration solicitor and the challenges and changes that Yemi has seen in this area of law. She also gives a great outline on her journey and gives great tips in helping you in your own journey into becoming a solicitor.
36 minutes | 7 months ago
Umar Kankiya - Mental Health Solicitor
Michael and Umar have a candid discussion regarding being a minority in the law, and the challenges that Umar has faced in his career. They also discuss mental health law, and Umar's journey into becoming a mental health solicitor.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
Sophie Thomas - Director and Head of Commercial Lending
Michael and Sophie discuss Sophie's career journey where she has become the head of commercial lending and her role as training principle. Sophie gives great advice on your training contract application, and an overview of the training contract and what to expect.
14 minutes | 8 months ago
Geraint Fry - Trainee Solicitor
This week we speak with Geraint, the Vice President of the Swansea JLD, Geraint tells us about his journey onto the training contract and the benefits of getting involved in organisations such as the JLD.
15 minutes | 8 months ago
Stacey Holmes - Criminal Solicitor
Michael speaks with Criminal Solicitor for the CPS & President of the Swansea JLD Stacey Holmes. Michael and Stacey discuss Stacey's journey into becoming a Criminal Solicitor and Stacey provides helpful advice for students/graduates to progress their career.
24 minutes | 9 months ago
Katie Terry - Family Solicitor
Michael and Katie discuss Katie's journey from law student to an NQ Family Solicitor. They discuss in-depth the benefits of joining organisations such as the Junior Lawyers Division, Katie's training contract, and what a Family Solicitor does day to day.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
George Pollitt - Employment Law Barrister
Michael and George discuss George's unique route to becoming a barrister, and the day to day of George's role. George provides helpful guidance and tips to up and coming advocates.
31 minutes | 9 months ago
Mark Leyshon - Wills & Probate Solicitor
Michael Ives (Acorn Legal) talks to Mark Leyshon (Wills & Probates Solicitor). They discuss Mark’s journey into becoming a Solicitor, Mark gives excellent advice on setting up your own firm, and tips on how to develop a department from scratch.They also go into detail the pros and cons of learning multiple disciplines versus specialising in one area and the importance of getting your foot in the door at an early stage in your career.
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