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LegalTea is a podcast dedicated to interviewing lawyers brewing beyond corporate and commercial law. Each week we sit down with a lawyer from a different practice area or industry asking them about their work and the journey they took to get there.

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LegalTea is a podcast dedicated to interviewing lawyers brewing beyond corporate and commercial law. Each week we sit down with a lawyer from a different practice area or industry asking them about their work and the journey they took to get there.

    Ep. 36: SeedLegals with Flora Suen-Krujatz

    Ep. 36: SeedLegals with Flora Suen-Krujatz

    SEASON 2 FINALE - it's been a hell of a season at LegalTea and to finish it off we are focusing not so much on endings but about beginnings, the beginning of ideas and businesses - specifically Start-Ups. Funny how we think of the legal rights and obligations of businesses once they’re in a fully fledged form such as a multinational corporation, but rarely when it’s a mere start-up. 
    This week we sit down with Flora Suen-Krujatz, Chief Legal Officer at SeedLegals, a one-stop online platform designed to address all the legal needs for start-ups to create and grow their business. 
    In the episode we discuss the common legal issues faced by start-ups, why start-ups are underserved by existing legal service providers, and how the use of technology such as SeedLegals addresses this issue. 
    Outside the platform we discuss Flora’s own journey from corporate into legaltech, whether lawyers need to know how to code, and the skills needed to get into the legaltech space.

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    Contact Flora on LinkedIn 

    • 22 min
    Ep. 35: Legal Recruitment with Tom Caplan

    Ep. 35: Legal Recruitment with Tom Caplan

    According to the Law Society’s 2020 Annual Statistics Report of the average 23,000 people that held a law degree between 2011-2019, only 5,000 secured a training contract (AllAboutLaw). Whilst here at LegalTea we’ve discussed the plenty of other career paths law graduates take, it does show the competitiveness of obtaining a legal training contract.
    So to help us explain the movements and the competitiveness of the legal market, we decided to call an expert in. This week we’ll be sitting down with Tom Caplan, Managing Director at Hatton Search, a legal recruitment agency procuring for positions across the entire legal market. In the episode we discuss the value of talking to a legal recruiter, debunking the transactional relationship to legal recruitment, and the state of the legal market in a post-COVID world. 
    Outside the market, we discuss Tom’s personal career journey, transitioning out of private practice and into the recruitment game, the skills that make a good legal recruiter, and his highlight moment on the job. 
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    • 44 min
    Ep. 34: Financial Ombudsman Service with Tim Emerton

    Ep. 34: Financial Ombudsman Service with Tim Emerton

    Finances - with the cost of living rising be it through energy prices, inflation, student loans, or simply the price of your local pint - the costs are being felt and they’re being felt hard. 
    This week we’ll be exploring financial disputes that everyday consumers have with credit providers, travel insurance, and more as we sit down with Tim Emerton, a Senior Investigator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. In the episode we talk about what the Financial Ombudsman Service does, the common disputes received and how COVID has impacted, as well as the recent rise in Buy-Now-Pay-Later schemes.
    Outside of the Service, we talk about Tim’s own career journey, specifically feeling like drifting at the start of your career and demystifying the Russell Group 2.1 or bust philosophy to legal careers. 
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    Contact Tim on LinkedIn 

    • 54 min
    Ep. 33: Court of Protection Law with Laura Christodoulou

    Ep. 33: Court of Protection Law with Laura Christodoulou

    Last year Britney Spears made headlines in her legal battle against her father for control of the conservatorship so that she can make her own decisions about her finances and wellbeing. 

    This week's episode is all on the area of law underlying this legal battle: Court of Protection Law. 

    We sit down with Laura Christodoulou, a Compensation Protection Unit Solicitor at Royds Withy King. In the episode we talk about what the Court of Protection is for, how the UK system differs from the US system, and how lawyers in this area determine what is in a client’s ‘best interests’. 
    Outside of the Court, we talk about Laura’s own career journey, specifically taking your time after graduating uni to find the career for you and the importance of trying out alternative or niche career areas in law.
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    Contact Laura on LinkedIn 

    • 37 min
    Ep. 32: Disability Rights Law with Chris Fry

    Ep. 32: Disability Rights Law with Chris Fry

    Disability Rights is an area of law that is rarely, if at all, touched upon in law schools and yet one which affects a significant number of people. 

    This week we sit down with Chris Fry, a Consultant Solicitor at Scott-Moncrieff & Associates, but also the Co-Founder of Disability Passport and Disability Rights TV. In the episode we discuss what Disability Rights Law is, the importance of educating the public and service providers and employers as to disability rights, and the lack of lawyers and law firms in the area. 
    Outside of these topics, we discuss Chris’s career journey - particularly in suffering from chronic illness early on in his career  and how it motivated him to get into the practice area.

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    Contact Chris on LinkedIn 

    • 40 min
    Ep. 31: International Human Rights Law with Nora Mbagathi

    Ep. 31: International Human Rights Law with Nora Mbagathi

    This week we’ll be sitting down with Nora Mbagathi, a Senior Associate Legal Officer at the Open Society Foundation. In the episode we discuss what the Open Society Foundation is, tackle the thematic topics of digital rights and statelessness, and how African jurisprudence is at the cutting edge of human rights issues and solutions. 
    Outside of these topics, we discuss Nora’s career journey - particularly pursuing a law degree in the US as opposed to the UK, the obstacles in gaining work experience in Human Rights as a graduate, and the difference between an International Human Rights Lawyer and a Human Rights Litigator. 
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    Contact Nora on LinkedIn 

    • 44 min

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