101 episodes

The Hearing is a legal podcast from Thomson Reuters.

Listen to insightful discussions with interesting people who have a connection to the law. We delve into anything and everything – trailblazers within the industry, the latest insights in legal innovation, and we explore how the profession is evolving.

We also produce a regular spin-off called The Cross-Examination. These are documentary episodes where we do a deep dive into current issues and examine them through a legal lens.

Find out more at tr.com/TheHearing

The Hearing – A Legal Podcast Thomson Reuters

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    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

The Hearing is a legal podcast from Thomson Reuters.

Listen to insightful discussions with interesting people who have a connection to the law. We delve into anything and everything – trailblazers within the industry, the latest insights in legal innovation, and we explore how the profession is evolving.

We also produce a regular spin-off called The Cross-Examination. These are documentary episodes where we do a deep dive into current issues and examine them through a legal lens.

Find out more at tr.com/TheHearing

    EP. 101 – Mindful lawyering: reducing stress, avoiding burnout & re-humanising the profession

    EP. 101 – Mindful lawyering: reducing stress, avoiding burnout & re-humanising the profession

    This episode examines the high prevalence of stress and burnout amongst lawyers, and what can be done to reduce it. Yasmin talks to Legatics CEO Anthony Seale and Lucy Shurwood from Pinsent Masons – one of the founding members of the Mindful Business Charter.

    The trio discuss what burnout is, some common causes and what we can learn from the pandemic. Now that wellbeing conversations have come to the fore, firms are having to take an honest look at their corporate culture. But as well as focusing internally, it’s clear there are some brave conversations to be had about being equally as mindful to those we work with externally.

    Guests:

    – Lucy Shurwood, Partner, Pinsent Masons

    – Anthony Seale, CEO, Legatics

    Mindful Business Charter – https://www.mindfulbusinesscharter.com


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    • 31 min
    EP. 100 – Becky Annison

    EP. 100 – Becky Annison

    WE'RE 100 EPISODES OLD! To celebrate, we decided to turn the spotlight (mic) on our beloved host, Becky. She had mixed feelings about it, but you're going to love getting to know her better.


    Yasmin and Becky talk about where her passion for the law came from, her interesting career journey, and the work she does now to combat climate change. She's a hero and we're glad to dig deeper into what makes her tick.


    It's been an awesome four years producing this podcast. So Kaley Botting and Ben Clayton (the behind-the-scenes nerds responsible) would like to say a huge thanks to you (yes, YOU) for voting with your ears and listening. It means a lot.


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    • 42 min
    EP. 99 – Troy Atkin (The Weightlifting Lawyer)

    EP. 99 – Troy Atkin (The Weightlifting Lawyer)

    Yasmin is doing the heavy lifting for this latest episode: interviewing The Weight Lifting Lawyer, Troy Atkin – a trainee solicitor at Biscoes in Portsmouth.

    The pair talk about Troy’s social media brand, his first career in hospitality and the incident that led him to the law. Troy's route to success is a testament to a profession that increasingly values other industry experience in its lawyers. Troy says his hospitality background is what fuels his unmistakable passion for client care.

    Troy explains how he juggles a busy caseload with his training as a power lifter. He also shares his tips around mental health resilience and how he deals with any setbacks or lows . The pair also discuss ways that law firms can support those earlier in their careers, by providing an open forum and having managers that firmly steer juniors towards a healthy work/life balance.


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    • 44 min
    EP. 98 – Trust and scepticism for lawyers: getting the balance right

    EP. 98 – Trust and scepticism for lawyers: getting the balance right

    THE CROSS-EXAMINATION – This episode is a panel discussion where Becky and three guests – Dr. Larry Richard, Ann Rainhart and Michael Callier – examine the meaning of trust and how it relates to the perception of lawyers in their work.

    As a lawyer, you rely heavily on interpersonal trust, but you also need to be sceptical. And is this scepticism – an essential lawyering skill – hindering your professional relationships?

    Together, the group delve into the complex layers of these opposing necessities of trust and scepticism. They discuss the personality traits that can help lawyers succeed on behalf of their clients without compromising integrity, and they reveal a need for vulnerability that may surprise you!


    Guests:

    – Dr. Larry Richard, Founder & Principal Consultant, LawyerBrain

    – Ann Rainhart, Chief Strategy Officer, Taft

    – Michael Callier, Vice President & Global Head of Consulting, Factor


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    • 37 min
    EP. 97 – Dr Charlotte Proudman (Goldsmith Chambers)

    EP. 97 – Dr Charlotte Proudman (Goldsmith Chambers)

    In this episode Yasmin catches up with a previous guest – Charlotte Proudman: feminist, family barrister and agent for change.

    Charlotte talks about her work fighting for the survivors of sexual violence and what the problems are with our current justice system. The pair also discuss the introduction of no-fault divorces in the UK and why this change is long overdue.

    This episode won’t disappoint if you’re a fan of straight-talking advocates. Do you agree with Charlotte – do we need a feminist revolution?


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    • 43 min
    EP. 96 – The Model Contract Clauses for Human Rights Project

    EP. 96 – The Model Contract Clauses for Human Rights Project

    Devoted listeners to The Hearing will be familiar with the work of The Chancery Lane Project – which helps lawyers use contracts to fight climate change. This episode is about using a similar concept to tackle modern slavery and other human rights abuses.

    Becky speaks to Olivia Windham Stewart and Sarah Dadush about their work with the American Bar Association to help improve the human rights performance of contracts and supply chains. They talk about how supply contracts often inadvertently increase human rights and environmental risk, by being too onerous.

    This episode shows how you can be an ally to this cause, and make a meaningful difference, simply by reviewing the supply contracts used by your firm.

    Guests:

    – Olivia Windham Stewart, Business & Human Rights Specialist

    – Sarah Dadush, Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

fej1990 ,

Brilliant listen podcast - every episode brings something new

I always enjoy listening to this podcast! Fascinating to hear what some of the world’s brilliant legal minds, leaders and even musicians have experienced to get to where they are now. Humorous, interesting and an excellent host.

Francesco31Law ,

Pleasantly informative

Kevin’s Podcast strikes a good balance between information and entertainment. Being someone who is at the very beginning of the legal journey, I’m finding rather interesting to see how each guest has managed to carve out a reputation within a specific area of the field. Keep up the good work!

tommic1 ,

Fantastic

Love how Kevin gets such a variety of guests on his show from across the profession. Some really timely guests and love learning the stories of really inspirational lawyers!

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