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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

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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

www.womeninthelawuk.com

    Harold Brako

    Harold Brako

    This episode of Talking Law is brought to you by Addleshaw Goddard.

    Today you’ll be hearing from Harold Brako, a Finance Litigation and Disputes Partner at Addleshaw Goddard. An experienced litigator, Harold works with clients across the UK, Africa and the Middle East.

    He also leads his firm's inclusion and diversity strategy and was shortlisted for the Diversity Champion Award in 2019.

    • 49 min
    Anesta Weekes QC

    Anesta Weekes QC

    I’m delighted to bring you an interview with one of the most inspiring women at the bar, Anesta Weekes QC
    Called in 1981, Anesta is recognised for her work internationally, both prosecuting and defending serious criminal offences. She regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, as well as being appointed Recorder in 1999 and has many years of sitting in the Crown Courts as the judge in serious criminal trials.

    She discussed her passion for advocacy and how her love of music helps her wellbeing.

    • 54 min
    Gillian Long

    Gillian Long

    On this episode I’ll be talking law to solicitor Gillian Long.

    Gillian was the company solicitor or general counsel for Nichols PLC, for nearly 20 years and at the time of recording, she was still in the post.

    She talks about the role of a general counsel and what led her into the law.

    Presented by barrister Sally Penni, founder and chair of Women in the Law UK

    • 27 min
    Mary Prior QC

    Mary Prior QC

    On this episode I’ll be talking law to Mary Prior QC

    An eminent silk at 36 Bedford Row, Mary practices exclusively in serious and complex criminal offenses.

    As you will hear, Mary comes from a Northern working-class background and had an unusual journey to the bar via a sponsored pupillage with the CPS. 

    She now also sits as a recorder and is involved in numerous organisations including Women In Criminal Law.  She shares some superb advice for a successful career in law.

    • 45 min
    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

    On this episode of Talking Law, I was really excited to sit down and talk to multi-medal winning Paralympian, politician, coach and presenter Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson


    One of Britain’s, greatest Paralympic athletes, Tanni has had a varied career across so many sectors. She now sits as an Independent Cross-Bench Peer in the House of Lords and we discussed her life-long love of the law.

    Presented by barrister Sally Penni, founder and chair of Women in the Law UK

    • 36 min
    Alison Lobb

    Alison Lobb

    On this episode you’re going to hear my conversation with Alison Lobb, Managing Partner at Morecroft’s Solicitors in Liverpool.

    Alison is one of only a few female managing partners in the country and she also won Women Solicitor of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2019.

    She discusses her experiences as a young solicitor and reveals why she never considered law to be a long term career prospect!

    Presented by barrister Sally Penni, founder and chair of Women in the Law UK

    • 37 min

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