10 episodes

Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers is a brand-new podcast series from legal recruitment specialists Realm Recruit. Each week, director Duane and family law recruitment specialist Paula will be joined by a different family lawyer to learn more about their path into the legal progression, their jobs day-to-day, their career successes and much more.

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Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers is a brand-new podcast series from legal recruitment specialists Realm Recruit. Each week, director Duane and family law recruitment specialist Paula will be joined by a different family lawyer to learn more about their path into the legal progression, their jobs day-to-day, their career successes and much more.

    Louise Halford, Co-founder and Director of Evolve Family Law

    Louise Halford, Co-founder and Director of Evolve Family Law

    In the last episode of this series of ‘Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers’, Paula and Duane spoke to Louise Halford, the Director and Co-founder of Evolve Family Law. 
    In their chat, they spoke about Evolve’s unique approach to flexibility, how and why Louise and co-founder Robin Charrot set up the firm and Louise’s new found love of walking. 
    About Louise Halford 
    Louise is the Director and Co-Founder of Evolve Family Law. 
    She has worked as a specialist family lawyer for over 22 years and founded Evolve Family Law in 2015. Her expertise lies in children issues arising from relationship breakdown, complex and intractable cases and international child abduction cases. 
    Louise is also a member of Resolution. 
    You can follow her on Twitter @Louisemhalford. 
    About Realm Recruit 
    At Realm Recruit, we believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.  
    Through our refreshing approach we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms. 
    You can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@realmrecruit), Facebook and Instagram (realmrecruit)   
    Subscribe today to Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers make sure you never miss an episode.  

    • 43 min
    Chris Longbottom, National Head of Family at Clarke Wilmott

    Chris Longbottom, National Head of Family at Clarke Wilmott

    In Episode 9, Paula and Duane had a natter with Chris Longbottom, National Head of Family at Clarke Wilmott. 
    Chris spoke about what attracted him to the idea of setting up a family team in Manchester, his transition to National Head and his love of American comics.  
    About Chris Longbottom 
    Chris is a Partner and Head of the Family Law team at Clarke Wilmott in Manchester. He advises private clients on a range of family and matrimonial issues, with a focus on complex matters and the high net worth market.  
    Chris is a member of Resolution and is a regular commentator on divorce separation matters. His comments and legal insights from a divorce perspective on the Ashley Madison data breach were covered in a number of national media outlets, including BBC News and Sky News. 
    You can follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisLongbottom 
    About Realm Recruit 
    At Realm Recruit, we believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.  
    Through our refreshing approach, we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms. 
    You can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@realmrecruit), Facebook and Instagram (realmrecruit)   
    Subscribe today to Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 42 min
    Carole Nettleton, Consultant Family Solicitor at Price Slater Gawne

    Carole Nettleton, Consultant Family Solicitor at Price Slater Gawne

    This week, we caught up with Carole Nettleton, a Consultant Solicitor at Price Slater Gawne.  
    In our chat, Carole explained to us how a tricky start to her legal career led to her specialising in family, shared her experience of sexual harassment in the workplace and grappled with the difficult question of whether female lawyers can ‘have it all’. 
    About Carole Nettleton 
    Carole is a Consultant Family Solicitor at Price Slater Gawne in Altrincham. 
    She has worked exclusively in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1996 and has extensive experience dealing with divorce, the dissolution of civil partnership and the breakdown of cohabitation. Carole also deals with private children matters. 
    You can follow her on Twitter @CaroleNettleton 
    About Realm Recruit 
    At Realm Recruit, we believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.  
    Through our refreshing approach, we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms. 
    You can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@realmrecruit), Facebook and Instagram (realmrecruit)   
    Subscribe today to Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers make sure you never miss an episode.  

    • 37 min
    Laura Clapton, Co-founder of Consilia Legal

    Laura Clapton, Co-founder of Consilia Legal

    In Episode 7, we speak to our first family lawyer from over the Pennines, Laura Clapton, co-founder of Consilia Legal in Leeds. 
    Paula, Duane and Laura discuss the need for better protection for cohabitating couples, how her mum inspired her journey into family law and addressing the stigma attached to paternity leave. 
    About Laura Clapton 
    Laura is the co-founder of Consilia Legal, a specialist family and employment boutique in Leeds and Harrogate. 
    She is a highly experienced family solicitor who advises and assists individuals in all aspects of private family law with a particular emphasis on high-net-worth matrimonial finance cases and complex Children Act proceedings. 
    Laura is also an accredited mediator and the Chair of Resolution (North and West Yorkshire). 
    You can follow her on Twitter @laura_consilia 
    About Realm Recruit 
    At Realm Recruit, we believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.  
    Through our refreshing approach, we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms. 
    You can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@realmrecruit), Facebook and Instagram (realmrecruit)   
    Subscribe today to Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 41 min
    Caroline Bilous, Head of Family at Davis Blank Furniss

    Caroline Bilous, Head of Family at Davis Blank Furniss

    This week, Paula and Duane speak to Caroline Bilous, Head of Family Law at Davis Blank Furniss. 
    In their conversation, they spoke about the importance of wellbeing, the benefits of being collaboratively trained and how Caroline juggled managing a team with looking after her young family during lockdown. 
    About Caroline Bilous 
    Caroline is a Partner and Head of Family Law at Davis Blank Furniss.  
    At DBF, she advises clients in respect of a broad range of family matters including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, nullity proceedings, financial and children matters. As a trained Collaborative Lawyer, Caroline is able to assist clients using alternative means of dispute resolution including through the collaborative process. 
    She also a member of Resolution and an accredited specialist in complex financial and property matters. 
    About Realm Recruit 
    At Realm Recruit, we believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.  
    Through our refreshing approach we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms. 
    You can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@realmrecruit), Facebook and Instagram (realmrecruit)   
    Subscribe today to Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 43 min
    James Maguire, Managing Director of Maguire Family Law

    James Maguire, Managing Director of Maguire Family Law

    This week's guest on 'Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers' is James Maguire, Managing Director of Maguire Family Law.  
    In their chat, Duane and Paula speak to James about his flair for photography, Michael Jordan and The Last Dance and how the portrayal of family lawyers on TV can lead to misconceptions.
    About James Maguire 
    James is the Managing Director of Maguire Family Law.  
    After working for two leading city centre firms for 15 years, James established his own boutique practice in 2010. Maguire Family Law have offices in London, Wilmslow, Manchester, Knutsford and Stockton Heath and act for clients both in the UK and internationally. 
    James is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) and is featured in a number of prominent legal directories, including the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. 
    You can follow him on Twitter @divorcexpert 
    About Realm Recruit 
    At Realm Recruit, we believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.  
    Through our refreshing approach, we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms. 
    You can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@realmrecruit), Facebook and Instagram (realmrecruit)   
    Subscribe today to Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 34 min

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