Presented by multi-award winning barrister Sally Penni, 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
Gerard McDermott QC
Gerard McDermott is an international barrister who specialises in the most complex personal injury cases. Amongst his most high profile cases Gerard was Lead Counsel for the Health Authority in the Shipman Inquiry and is presently instructed to jointly lead the claims for compensation for over 800 victims of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy.
Gerard is passionate about supporting and developing the legal profession and outlines his thoughts how the bar can, and should, change into the future.
Mary Bonsor is the CEO and co-founder of Flex Legal and is passionate about making the law more inclusive and more agile.
Mary talks us through her legal career, and explains why she believes all legal professionals should pursue other interests or hobbies alongside their work. Mary also shares details of her ‘Hello Stranger’ project to combat loneliness, as well as speculating on how Covid could impact the legal profession in the future.
This episode is supported by Flex Legal.
Amanda Adeola is a Solicitor and partner from BHP Law. She works extensively in private law matters such as divorce, finance, separation, pre and post nuptial agreements and private law children matters.
Amanda is a member of the Resolution Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and reveals why she believes diversity to be so important in society and the legal profession.
This episode of Talking Law is supported by BHP Law.
Baroness Hale of Richmond’s illustrious career includes becoming Britain’s first female Law Lord, the first woman to serve on the UK Supreme Court and its first woman President.
In this episode of Talking Law Lady Hale discusses the very high-profile case of the Proroguing of Parliament in 2019, how it feels to be an icon, and even her trademark spider broaches.
This episode is supported by Kenworthys Chambers and Leigh Day.
Sally is Talking Law with Helena Samaha; the President & CEO of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of top-tier independent law firms in 160 jurisdictions, working together seamlessly to deliver consistent, high quality, advice to clients for solving cross-border legal challenges.
Helena shares her global perspective on the legal profession, from gender equality and diversity to remote working and increasing efficiency.
This episode is supported by Lex Mundi
Dr Tunde Okewale MBE is the founder of ‘Urban Lawyers’, a charity that aims to educate, engage and stimulate discussion amongst young people about their attitudes towards criminal law, policing and personal responsibility.
Tunde shares the story of his successful journey into Law; from a council estate in East London he recalls how even his experience working at Sainsburys provided him with valuable life experience that he uses to this day.
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