11 episodes

Welcome to the GetBriefed Podcast – an inside look into life in the legal industry. Join us as we host barristers, chambers staff, and trailblazing legal professionals discussing the hottest topics at the Bar.

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Welcome to the GetBriefed Podcast – an inside look into life in the legal industry. Join us as we host barristers, chambers staff, and trailblazing legal professionals discussing the hottest topics at the Bar.

    "We were labelled the virtual chambers when we started..." - Reimagining the Chambers Model with Stephen Ward

    "We were labelled the virtual chambers when we started..." - Reimagining the Chambers Model with Stephen Ward

    In this episode, Orlagh is joined by the Co-Founder and Business Development Director of The Barrister Group, Stephen Ward.

    Stephen entered the chambers world in 1983 as a young junior clerk then labelled "The Boy" - his mission was to help chambers run as smooth as possible and effectively learn the trade that was clerking.

    In the present day, Stephen is now an instrumental part of a team that has transformed the way that chambers operation is viewed. With the birth and success of The Barrister Group, Stephen and his colleagues have created one of the biggest and most accessible chambers in the UK.

    Listen now as they discuss:


    The true meaning of being a clerk
    The birth of The Barrister Group (formerly Clerksoom)
    Fusing the Chambers and Business models
    Expanding pupillage opportunity

    • 47 min
    "Why wouldn't you do that?" - Setting the precedent for GDPR with Tim Hyman

    "Why wouldn't you do that?" - Setting the precedent for GDPR with Tim Hyman

    In this special edition of the GetBriefed Podcast, Orlagh sits down with Tim Hyman, the owner of the first official GDPR standard for the legal sector - LOCS:23.

    Tim's LOCS:23 standard was approved by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) back in February and its pilot scheme has recently concluded, with the first legal supplier and barristers' chambers being certified in line with the standards requirements

    Now, the application window for organisations interested in taking on LOCS:23 is open.

    This episode is a great starting point for those in data protection and cybersecurity roles to begin to understand what LOCS:23 is and its purpose within the legal industry.

    • 28 min
    "We all think differently. Everyone does..." - The Untapped Potential of Neurodivergence with Sophie Stevens

    "We all think differently. Everyone does..." - The Untapped Potential of Neurodivergence with Sophie Stevens

    In this episode, Orlagh sits down with Sophie Stevens, a barrister at 9BR Chambers. 

    Sophie has recently completed her third six at 9BR Chambers, where she has now taken up permanent tenancy.

    She is also one of the co-founders of Neurodiversity in Law, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness, offering support, and reducing the stigma associated with neurodivergence in the legal profession.

    In this episode, Orlagh and Sophie discuss:


    Switching career paths from theatre to the Bar
    Birthing Neurodiversity in Law from a tweet
    How far can reasonable adjustments go?
    The untapped potential of neurodivergent barristers

    • 35 min
    "We see you, we hear you and it does get better..." - Reigniting the collegiate spirit of the Bar with Imogen Robins

    "We see you, we hear you and it does get better..." - Reigniting the collegiate spirit of the Bar with Imogen Robins

    In this episode, Orlagh sits down with Imogen Robins, a leading family law barrister and arbitrator operating out of Pump Court Chambers.

    Alongside her accomplished career in the family field, Imogen is also the founder of Legally Flushed - an initiative that is committed to connecting women in the legal industry and ensuring they reap the rewards that come with working in law.

    Imogen shares her experience of as a young female barristers in the '90s, what one year of Legally Flushed has looked like and the knowledge that older women can pass on to newer generations at the Bar.

    • 40 min
    "The only reason I went to the Bar..." - A Defiant Journey to Head of Chambers with Tina Cook KC

    "The only reason I went to the Bar..." - A Defiant Journey to Head of Chambers with Tina Cook KC

    In this episode, Orlagh is joined by the current Head of Chambers at 42BR Barristers, Tina Cook KC.

    A decorated barrister in many areas, Tina has specialised exclusively in family law for over 20 years. She has been Head of Chambers since 2016.

    Tina shares her journey to the Bar through defiance, the effects of a post-pandemic chambers move and what it is really like to lead as Head of Chambers.

    • 37 min
    "The old brands have got to go. The legacy has got to go." - The Merging of Chambers with Gordon Walters

    "The old brands have got to go. The legacy has got to go." - The Merging of Chambers with Gordon Walters

    In this episode, Orlagh is joined by the Director of Operations at DEKA Chambers, Gordon Walters.

    Gordon has been heavily involved in the new and improved DEKA identity since joining the chambers in 2018.

    Today, he shares his experience with stumbling into a career in chambers as an interim CEO, the rights of members in making keys decisions for their workplace and the effects of merging two prestigious chambers together - a task that requires a completely fresh start for all involved.

    • 41 min

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