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Legal news, market insight and law careers advice.

    Social media and studygramming with LucyDoesLaw

    Social media and studygramming with LucyDoesLaw

    If you’re unfamiliar with the BNOCs of law-gram, rest assured that Lucy Cole (also known as @lucydoeslaw) is one of them. With nearly 10,000 followers, the future Clifford Chance trainee is known for embracing Instagram’s Stories, TV and Reels features to share her study and application tips with the masses.

    In this episode of The Legal Cheek Podcast, Lucy looks back at her studygramming journey so far, explaining how she copes with the pressures of social media and her advice to those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

    • 31 min
    Will lawyers flock to NewLaw in search of greater flexibility?

    Will lawyers flock to NewLaw in search of greater flexibility?

    After more than a year of working from home, the traditional side of the sector seems set to embrace a new ‘new normal’: hybrid working. But will this be enough for lawyers in traditional firms? Or will their new taste for flexibility drive them to NewLaw firms, such as Level, that are shaking-up the traditional ways of working in law? In this podcast, Level’s founding partners Dan Lowen and Morris Bentata share their predictions ahead of today’s virtual conference, Living Room Law. We also hear from the Level’s head of growth, Amy Sullivan, who discusses the firm's new training contract, which embraces the new SQE approach to qualification.

    • 26 min
    Why I left a magic circle law firm to re-discover my passion for photography and art

    Why I left a magic circle law firm to re-discover my passion for photography and art

    Shortly after training at a magic circle law firm, Coker had an epiphany: a busy career in commercial law shouldn’t require sacrificing doing the things you love. Since then, Coker has joined the new wave of lawyers doing things differently, as she now balances life as a legal consultant for Re:link, Linklaters’ network of flexible lawyers working on a regular fixed term basis, alongside her photography, art and lifestyle business. On the latest episode of The Legal Cheek Podcast, Coker looks back on her search for flexibility, and reveals what it takes to become a contracting lawyer.

    • 30 min
    Law school during the pandemic

    Law school during the pandemic

    Students have had a tough time during the pandemic, with many finding that online teaching doesn’t quite match the in-person experience and some disappointed with their universities’ responses to the COVID lockdowns. In law, a group of BPP University students have been particularly vocal with their complaints, publishing an open letter outlining their unhappiness with delivery of the Legal Practice Course (LPC). This letter has been reported widely across the legal press. Legal Cheek reporter Adam Mawardi sat down with one of this group of BPP students to hear first-hand their claims and complaints. Listen to their interview in latest episode of The Legal Cheek Podcast now.

    • 37 min
    Episode 7: How to become a confident public speaker

    Episode 7: How to become a confident public speaker

    Public speaking is a key part of everyday lawyer life – from simple team meetings to advising clients on conference calls. Meanwhile, as remote working continues to reshape the delivery of legal services, clear communication is important now more than ever. In this episode of The Legal Cheek Podcast, City lawyer Eloise Skinner offers tips and tricks to improve your public speaking skills.

    • 14 min
    Episode 6: 3 essential skills for junior lawyers

    Episode 6: 3 essential skills for junior lawyers

    In this episode of The Legal Cheek Podcast, City lawyer Eloise Skinner discusses essential skills to cultivate during the early stages of your legal career -- whether you’re an NQ fresh from a retention round, a training contract holder or even an aspiring lawyer. To prepare you for law firm life, Skinner breaks her advice down into three sections: the importance of staying curious, ways of upskilling, and building your personal brand. 

    • 14 min

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