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
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.
Today Sally Penni is Talking Law with human rights barrister Adam Wagner.
Adam practices at Doughty Street Chambers, is a visiting professor at Goldsmiths University of London and founded a multi-award winning charity, EachOther which aims to increase public support for human rights.
Adam has developed a loyal following on social media, and shares his insights on how to become a trusted source. He also discusses his take on diversity on the bar; the progress so far and the work still to be done.
Amanda Pinto QC
Amanda Pinto was called to the Bar in 1983 and practices at 33 Chancery Lane, London. She specialises in business wrongdoing, international fraud, corporate crime, bribery and money laundering.
In this episode you can hear Amanda discuss her passionate love for Advocacy, her role as Chair of the Bar Council, as well as her views on the possibility of trials taking place remotely post-covid.
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.
Every student should listen these brilliant podcasts!! They have really helped me in getting a greater insight into the career of law.
I’ve found these podcasts to be very insightful and cannot recommend them enough!
Excellent podcast where each week Sally Penni MBE speaks to inspirational people, mainly but not solely barristers, about the careers in the law. A very relax conversational podcast where Sally delves into what drives these inspirational characters and what they do to relax and look after their wellbeing. Definitely worth subscribing to.