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We aim to inspire, educate and entertain, providing the ultimate way of learning more about the exciting world of legal. Whether you’re a lawyer, aspiring lawyer, involved in the legal industry or simply want to know more about the world of law this is the podcast for you. We will provide you with unique and accessible insights from a variety of incredible guests.Hosted by the entrepreneurial Rob Hanna, an expert in legal careers and content creation. Rob Hanna is a CEO & Founder across a variety of business ventures and regularly speaks for notable organisations within the global legal industry!We release new episodes every Monday and minisodes every Wednesday. Our episodes include exciting interviews, intriguing stories, tips to supercharge your legal career and so much more.You can listen & subscribe to the Legally Speaking Podcast for FREE on Apple, Spotify, Google or any app that supports podcasts. Or via our website: www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com

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We aim to inspire, educate and entertain, providing the ultimate way of learning more about the exciting world of legal. Whether you’re a lawyer, aspiring lawyer, involved in the legal industry or simply want to know more about the world of law this is the podcast for you. We will provide you with unique and accessible insights from a variety of incredible guests.Hosted by the entrepreneurial Rob Hanna, an expert in legal careers and content creation. Rob Hanna is a CEO & Founder across a variety of business ventures and regularly speaks for notable organisations within the global legal industry!We release new episodes every Monday and minisodes every Wednesday. Our episodes include exciting interviews, intriguing stories, tips to supercharge your legal career and so much more.You can listen & subscribe to the Legally Speaking Podcast for FREE on Apple, Spotify, Google or any app that supports podcasts. Or via our website: www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com

    Series 4: Episode 7 - Life as a Catastrophic and Brain Injury Lawyer - Tina Odjaghian

    Series 4: Episode 7 - Life as a Catastrophic and Brain Injury Lawyer - Tina Odjaghian

    This week on the Legally Speaking Podcast, Robert Hanna speaks to Tina Odjaghian.

    Tina is a US-based attorney who runs Odjaghian Law Group, which specialises in workers' compensation litigation, with an emphasis on brain injury related litigation and industrial catastrophic injuries. The firm has seen strong recent growth, and now employs a robust team of 4 attorneys.

    Tina is not just any attorney, she's been named as a 'Super Lawyer' by the Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021! During her career she's won a total $200 million dollars in settlement claims for her clients. One such settlement was the largest in California worker compensation history.

    Alongside running her firm, she also sits on the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery Board, and is Chairman of the Brain Society of California. 

    In this episode she discusses:
    Why she founded her successful practiceWhy she enjoys being a workers' compensation attorneyWhat needs to be done to reduce gender bias in the lawSome of her most memorable cases, including winning a $7 million settlement for a single clientHer experience on the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery Board and its pioneering work Out now on all major audio platforms and via the Legally Speaking Podcast website. 
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    • 39 min
    Season 4: Episode 6 - How to Deal with a Cannabis Stop and Search in the US - Pot Brothers at Law

    Season 4: Episode 6 - How to Deal with a Cannabis Stop and Search in the US - Pot Brothers at Law

    This week on the Legally Speaking Podcast, our host Robert Hanna speaks to Marc Wasserman. Marc is an attorney, filmmaker, actor and campaigner against cannabis prohibition in the United States. 
    Based in California, Marc has been an attorney for 24 years, running a practice specialising in criminal defence, family law and more. Marc is well-known for his practice Pot Brothers at Law.
    He's also a major Instagram influencer, and runs the @pot_brothers_at_law account with his brother (which boasts over 480,000 followers). Through his Instagram, and other social media accounts, he regularly gives great advice to US motorists on how to prevent being detained by the police for cannabis possession. His key takeaway if stopped by the police? 'Follow the Script' and then 'Shut The F*** Up!'
    Additionally, he's also produced several films and plays. His latest film, entitled 'Tripe Latte', is coming out soon. What's more, he's a podcast co-host for the popular 'Cannabis Talk 101' show and an actor! 
    Topics covered include:
    How he built his practice straight out of law school by networking in libraries and coffee shopsHow going viral on Instagram changed his life and created a second career for him and his brotherHis advice for avoiding being imprisoned (or worse...) on cannabis possession charges (US-context)Why he believes all drugs should be legal and how cannabis prohibition has racist undertonesWhy cannabis is institutionally mischaracterised thanks the the term 'recreational'Out now on all major audio platforms and via the Legally Speaking Podcast website! 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/legallyspeakingpodcast)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Season 4: Episode 5 - Corporate Lawyer, Author and Legal Entrepreneur - Suzanne Dibble

    Season 4: Episode 5 - Corporate Lawyer, Author and Legal Entrepreneur - Suzanne Dibble

    In this episode of the Legally Speaking Podcast, our host Robert Hanna is joined by Suzanne Dibble. 
    Suzanne is currently a legal entrepreneur and renowned author. She's had a distinguished career working both in-house and in private practice, at a number of well-known multinational firms.  
    She started her high-flying career at DLA Piper, where she had a memorable 6-month secondment working for Virgin Management under Richard Branson. She later worked at ITV as Senior Legal Counsel, where she rubbed shoulders with the stars alongside jointly leading the digital switchover contract (which was worth £1 billion and was move which influenced the entire UK TV industry). 
    After a successful stint at Hamptons International, where she was on the board as Legal Director, she went solo and began her entrepreneurship journey. She set up the Small Business Legal Academy, which has now helped tens of thousands of UK small businesses stay compliant. She also wrote a book, 'GDPR for Dummies', which became an No.1 Amazon Bestseller. 
    Topics discussed include:
    Her background and the challenges she faced as a DLA Piper traineeHer memories of working with Richard Branson at Virgin ManagementHighlights of her time working as Senior Legal Counsel for ITV and as Legal Director for Hamptons InternationalWhy she set up the Small Business Legal AcademyWhat inspired her to write her book, and why it became such a hitSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/legallyspeakingpodcast)

    • 33 min
    Season 4: Episode 4 - Can a Barrister Become a Partner in a Law Firm? - Sahar Farooqi

    Season 4: Episode 4 - Can a Barrister Become a Partner in a Law Firm? - Sahar Farooqi

    In this episode of the Legally Speaking Podcast, Robert Hanna welcomed Sahar Farooqi onto the show to find out more!
    Sahar is currently a Barrister and a Partner at DAC Beachcroft where he has co-founded 8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings, or 8DB, bringing the Bar into a law firm.

    By bringing the expertise of barristers into law firms, he's helping to provide better job security and prospects for these barristers, as well as bolstering both the service offering and revenue of law firms.
    In this episode he explains more about the growing trend, including his reflections on co-founding DWF Advocacy (which is still going strong today). Also discussed is his time working in Malaysia and much more. 


    Overall, topics discussed include:
    How and why he co-founded DWF AdvocacyWhy he enjoys being a Partner at DAC Beachcroft More on the advocacy division he leads within DAC Beachcroft (called 8DB)Some key career challenges he's faced and how he overcame them How he accidentally became a major LinkedIn influencerSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/legallyspeakingpodcast)

    • 45 min
    Season 4: Episode 3 - Alternative Routes to Becoming a Solicitor - With Amy Weir-Simmons & Maia Crockford

    Season 4: Episode 3 - Alternative Routes to Becoming a Solicitor - With Amy Weir-Simmons & Maia Crockford

    In this episode of the Legally Speaking Podcast, host Robert Hanna is joined by two influential and high-achieving aspiring lawyers, Amy Weir-Simmons and Maia Crockford. They both also represent KC Partners as leading brand ambassadors.

    Amy is a first class graduate from Royal Holloway and is currently studying for a Master's degree in law. Alongside her role as Head Ambassador for KC Partners, she works as a Business Development Coordinator for Watson's Daily, as Head of Design for Legally Supported and boasts 15,000 followers (across platforms) for her own Amy Does Law initiative.

    Meanwhile, Maia is a solicitor apprentice at DAC Beechcroft, President of the BPP Bristol Network, Founder of the My Legal Career platform and Deputy Head Ambassador for KC Partners. On top of all this, she's also an Ambassador for Not Going To Uni and a Mentor at GROW MENTORING! 

    Topics discussed include: 
    Their respective application experiences (Amy is doing a law conversion, and Maia went down the increasingly popular apprenticeship route)Their thoughts on the SQE and its potential implicationsThe best free resources for aspiring legal professionalsHow to boost your personal brand How to overcome law firm rejections 

    Out now via our website and all major audio platforms!


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    • 26 min
    Season 4: Episode 2 - Understanding Mental Health Law in 2021 - Steve Lawlor

    Season 4: Episode 2 - Understanding Mental Health Law in 2021 - Steve Lawlor

    In this episode of the Legally Speaking Podcast, our host Robert Hanna speaks to Steve Lawlor.

    Steve runs Lawlor's Law Limited, a legal consultancy firm specialising in mental health law. As well as advising law firms, the consultancy trains medical professionals to help them better understand the issues, especially in relation to the Mental Health Act 1983.

    He's also hosts the Legal Wolf podcast and mentors law students. In this episode he shares his story, describes the world of mental health law and gives his own wellbeing tips. Furthermore, he analyses how mental health issues are approached in the legal profession and what more still needs to be done. 

    Topics also include:
    How and why he specialised in mental health lawThe experience of setting up his firm in lockdown BritainHow some parts of the media create unhelpful narratives on mental healthThe contrasting attitudes to psychological issues internationallyHow the pandemic has impacted mental health awarenessFull episode out now on the Legally Speaking Podcast website and all major audio platforms! 
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    • 36 min

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