Presented by multi-award winning barrister Sally Penni MBE, Talking Law profiles leading figures in UK law as they discuss the highs and lows of their career plus the challenges and realities of the legal profession.
From Women in the Law UK
Jason Pitter QC
Jason Pitter QC took Silk in 2014 and is a member of New Park Court in Leeds, where he practices with a focus on serious and complex criminal litigation, professional misconduct and regulatory law. He is also a Bencher of Gray’s Inn and a Crown Court Recorder.
Jason discusses his upbringing and how that inspired his career in Law. He also shares one of his most memorable cases that really demonstrated to Jason the difference lawyers can make in people’s lives.
This week Sally Penni MBE is Talking Law with Chris Kehoe.
Chris Kehoe is an in-house lawyer with a local police force by day and an award winning stand-up comedian by night. He is unashamedly northern and working class.
Chris shares some insights into what it’s like day-to-day working on the legal team for a police force, and talks about his podcast Mondeo Law which aims to de-mystify the law.
Jolyon Maugham QC
This week Sally Penni MBE is Talking Law with QC Jolyon Maugham. Jolyon is an Honorary Professor at Durham Law School as well as founder of the Good Law Project, which brought a number of legal challenges to the Brexit process to court.
In this episode Jolyon shares highlights from his hugely varied career, as well as how the Good Law Project came about and some of its successes so far.
In this episode of Talking Law Sally Penni MBE interviews MP and Door Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, David Lammy.
David trained at Harvard Law School and has worked as a lawyer and a barrister. He reflects on his career in law and reveals why he ultimately made the switch into politics. He also shares his take on the Black Lives Matter movement and the ramifications of the death of George Floyd on society in the UK.
In this episode of Talking Law Sally Penni is interviewing actor Maxine Peake, famous for many roles including that of Martha Costello in BBC drama ‘Silk’.
Maxine looks back over her career, including highlights such as working with Victoria Wood on sitcom Dinnerladies, as well as how she prepared for roles in legal procedural dramas. She also shares why she believes actors and lawyers have much in common, and why she is so passionate about access to justice.
In this episode of Talking Law, Sally Penni is joined multi-award-winning business lawyer and Managing Partner Tamara Box.
Tamara recalls how her career has seen her travel all over the world, and shares her insights as to the skills and traits required to be a good leader. She has fantastic advice too, for anyone thinking of entering the legal profession.
This episode is supported by Reed Smith.
Talking Law is a great podcast to listen to on the go
I have listened to many of these and they are a unique insight to the legal career experiences of these exceptional people. Keep them up please!
Just finished listening to the first 5 episodes, really interesting to listen to point of views and their experiences in the law.
Martha (Maxine Peake )
Such a hilariously funny lady Maxine on this podcast ,also gives a really good insight to her varied career and the causes that she cares about.
Coming from a legal background I adored Martha and resonated with some of her struggles.
Down to earth , funny (I laughed out loud)
and inspiring proving that women can become whatever they wish to be.