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
John Croft is president and Co-Founder at Elevate, a legal services company which provides legal expertise to clients all over the world.
In today’s episode hear how John champions diversity and inclusion at Elevate as well as how he manages work-life balance, particularly amongst colleagues who are working across multiple time zones.
This episode is supported by Elevate.
This week Sally Penni MBE is Talking Law with Paul McFarlane.
Paul is a partner at Capsticks and manages a team of lawyers providing the full range of employment law advice to health, police and emergency services clients.
In this episode Paul reveals why he was always fascinated by employment law and shares his motivations for being a Board Director for the Black Solicitors Network.
This episode is supported by Capsticks LLP
Sandie Okoro qualified both as a barrister and a solicitor and is currently the senior vice president and general counsel at the World Bank Group.
In this episode Sandie reveals the prejudice she faced from an early age and how that motivated her to pursue a career in the law. She also outlines the qualities that she believes make a strong team leader and details how she looks after her wellbeing alongside her work.
This week Sally Penni MBE is Talking Law with Martin Shaw.
Martin is an English actor famous for many roles, including that of Judge John Deed in the BBC legal drama.
Martin talks passionately about his role and why he’s so proud to be a patron of the Kalisher Trust. Martin reflects on the acting work he was able to continue doing during the lockdowns, and reveals the legal roles that he would love to play.
Max Hardy is a barrister practicing from 9 Bedford Row. Called in 2004, Max has worked on everything from murder trials at the Old Bailey to speeding cases at Romford Magistrates' Court!
Max reveals his motivation for joining the Bar Council and The Kalisher Trust, which works to inspire advocacy and help people from diverse backgrounds to join the bar. He also talks about the time he participated in the prosecution of Goldilocks, to as a means of teaching legal concepts in primary schools.
Donna Scully is an exceptionally experienced lawyer having won several awards and has been active in shaping both legislation and best-practice across the personal injury and insurance sectors for nearly 25 years.
Donna talks about her unusual route into the law, and why gender diversity has been so crucial to the success of their business.
This episode is kindly sponsored by Carpenters Group.