Legally Speaking Podcast

Legally Speaking Podcast™

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 Rob Hanna, an expert in legal careers and content creation, he is the proud CEO & Founder of a variety of business ventures and regularly speaks for notable organisations within the global legal industry!
We release new episodes every Monday and each episode promises to include exciting interviews, intriguing stories, tips to supercharge your legal career and so much more.
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Episodes

Solopreneur to CEO: The Journey to 100 Professionals - Robert Gauvreau - S8E4
01-04-2024
Solopreneur to CEO: The Journey to 100 Professionals - Robert Gauvreau - S8E4
In this episode, we were joined by Robert (Bob) Gauvreau, the Founder and CEO of Accounting Tax Law Advisory, who shared the journey he’s taken to setting up his own consultancy firm that helps lawyers master their financial situation. He’s passionate about providing value across his sphere of influence, from his coaching services to personal branding. Bob explained why he is so dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs with their tax and finance journey and empowering them to make more informed choices. He also shared his secrets for continued growth at every level of business, including leadership lessons and the mindset he adopted to take his company to the heights of success. So, why should you be listening in?You can hear Rob and Bob discussing:Bob’s experiences of entrepreneurship, and how important it is to create a community when you start a business alone. The core services he offers clients at Accounting Tax Law Advisory.Some common pitfalls that businesses face when tackling their taxes. The evolution of financial advice since the COVID pandemic. Powerful growth tips from an experienced business leader. Listen along on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Flexible Working and Ethics in Law - Bellevue Law’s Founder Florence Brocklesby - S8E3
25-03-2024
Flexible Working and Ethics in Law - Bellevue Law’s Founder Florence Brocklesby - S8E3
In this episode of The Legally Speaking Podcast, we sit down with Florence Brocklesby, the visionary founder of Bellevue Law. With a rich background spanning international giants like Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to the entrepreneurial venture that is Bellevue Law, Florence shares her motivations and the experiences that have shaped her career in litigation, dispute resolution, and employment law. She stands out not only for her legal acumen but also for her dedication to making the legal system more accessible and equitable. 𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Florence talking about:The compelling journey from international law offices to establishing the boutique firm Bellevue LawInsights into Florence’s expertise in handling complex cross-border litigation disputes and her passion for advocating for workplace rightsThe challenges and triumphs of founding and leading Bellevue Law, along with practical advice for aspiring legal entrepreneursBellevue Law's innovative business model and recruitment processStrategies for creating supportive and empowering workplace environmentsThe role of empathy and understanding in managing emotionally complex casesJoin us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Legalito and The Partnership: Revolutionising Conveyancing - Peter Ambrose - S8E2
18-03-2024
Legalito and The Partnership: Revolutionising Conveyancing - Peter Ambrose - S8E2
In this episode of The Legally Speaking Podcast, we welcome Peter Ambrose, CEO of The Partnership and founder of Legalito, as he shares his unique journey from the world of IT and software to revolutionising the conveyancing process in the legal sector. With a career spanning over 15 years in business development and technology, Peter has leveraged his expertise to address some of the core problems in conveyancing, creating solutions that aim to bring about real change.With Legalito, Peter aims to bring a real change to conveyancing by introducing smart inquiries and other technological advancements that benefit both legal professionals and clients. He sheds light on the initial challenges of starting a new business in the legal service industry and offers invaluable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to make their mark.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Peter talking about:Peter's fascinating background and career journey, providing insights into how his experience in IT and software laid the foundation for his innovative ventures in the legal sector.The inspiration behind The Partnership and how it's redefining the approach to conveyancing with its client-centric services and use of cutting-edge technology.An in-depth discussion on Legalito, Peter's brainchild aimed at simplifying the conveyancing process with its smart inquiries, and how it's set to transform the legal landscape.The importance of incorporating new technologies in the legal sector and how The Partnership is leading the charge in making conveyancing a stress-free experience for clients.Insights into the challenges and rewards of starting a new business in the legal service industry, along with valuable advice for budding entrepreneurs looking to make their mark.Peter's vision for the future of conveyancing and the legal profession, emphasising the critical role of innovation and technology in driving the industry forward.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Law and Social Entrepreneurship: Bridging Finance & Future - Venandah Madanhi - S8E1
11-03-2024
Law and Social Entrepreneurship: Bridging Finance & Future - Venandah Madanhi - S8E1
This episode of The Legally Speaking Podcast shines a spotlight on Venandah Madanhi, a lawyer and social entrepreneur at the forefront of legal innovation and youth empowerment. As an Associate in Milbank LLP's London office and a key figure in the European Leveraged Finance/Capital Markets Group, Venandah offers an insightful glimpse into the complex world of leveraged finance and capital markets, demystifying its role and impact.Beyond her legal practice, Venandah is the driving force behind Talk About, an organisation dedicated to bridging the gap between young people and professionals through impactful engagement, focusing on soft skills, personal development, and mental wellbeing. Her work has not only earned her a spot as the youngest individual on Birmingham’s inaugural Top 30 Under 30 list but also a position among the UK's top outstanding black students and graduates.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Venandah talking about:Discover Venandah's journey into law and what fuels her passion for social progress and legal diversity.Gain invaluable insights into the essentials of succeeding in a global law firm's training contract, directly from Venandah's experiences.Unpack the intricacies of leveraged finance and capital markets with Venandah's expert guidance, making this complex field accessible to all.Explore a day in the life at Milbank and debunk common misconceptions about working in US law firms.Learn about the importance of mental health discussions in the workplace and how Venandah champions social mobility and personal branding through innovative platforms.Be inspired by Venandah's advice for aspiring legal professionals aiming to make their mark in top law firms.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Special Edition: The Best of Season 7 – Unveiling Our Top 5 Episodes
04-03-2024
Special Edition: The Best of Season 7 – Unveiling Our Top 5 Episodes
In this special edition of the Legally Speaking Podcast, we take you on a journey through the highlights and defining moments of our seventh season. Host Rob Hanna revisits the top five episodes that resonated most with our audience, showcasing the diversity, innovation, and influential insights that have defined our series.Episode 8: Shattering Glass Ceilings with Sally Davies: Dive into the world of Construction Law with Sally Davies, exploring the value of human connections and the intricacies of dispute resolution.Episode 10: Digital Transformation with John Lindsey: Unpack the intersection of legal technology and leadership with tech entrepreneur John Lindsey, and explore his unique approach to innovation in the legal sector.Episode 1: Redefining the Legal Landscape with Lubna Shuja: Celebrate the groundbreaking achievements of Lubna Shuja, the first Asian Muslim President of the Law Society, and her mission to foster diversity and inclusion.Episode 6: Cybersecurity and Digital Law with Peter Wright: Delve into the complex world of Digital Law with Peter Wright, discussing everything from GDPR to cybersecurity challenges in the legal industry.Episode 2: AI in the Legal Sector with Harry Borovick: Explore the transformative impact of AI on legal processes with Harry Borovick of Luminance, and understand the future trajectory of legal tech.Join us for this exclusive look back at these insightful conversations, packed with wisdom, anecdotes, and forward-thinking ideas that are shaping the legal world today. Whether you're a long-time listener or new to the podcast, these top 5 episodes are essential listening for anyone passionate about the legal industry's future.🎧 Tune in now to revisit these extraordinary moments from Season 7!Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Empowering Youth through The Kids Law Journey - Alma-Constance Denis-Smith & Lucinda Acland - S7E43
26-02-2024
Empowering Youth through The Kids Law Journey - Alma-Constance Denis-Smith & Lucinda Acland - S7E43
In a special episode of The Legally Speaking Podcast, we're joined by the dynamic duo behind Kids Law, Alma-Constance Denis-Smith & Lucinda Acland. Together, they're on a mission to demystify the legal world for children and their families, one episode at a time.Alma-Constance, a young leader with a passion for making a difference, and Lucinda, a qualified solicitor turned dedicated podcast host, share their journey from the initial concept to the creation of Kids Law. They dive into the heart of the podcast, revealing their inspiration and the impactful conversations they've had with legal experts about laws affecting children's lives.The co-hosts open up about the challenges and rewards of educating young minds on complex legal concepts, emphasizing the importance of empowering today's youth with knowledge about their legal rights. They also share behind-the-scenes insights on how they collaborate to bring each episode to life and tackle difficult topics in an accessible way.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob, Alma & Lucinda talking about:Hear how Alma and Lucinda are inspiring the next generation through legal education.Discover the inspiration behind Kids Law and how it aims to impact children and families.Learn about the challenges of making legal concepts accessible and engaging for young listeners.Get insights into the powerful role of storytelling in educating about legal rights.Find out who Alma and Lucinda dream of interviewing and their favourite episodes so far.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Leading Legal Change and Value-Based Pricing - Shaun Jardine - S7E42
19-02-2024
Leading Legal Change and Value-Based Pricing - Shaun Jardine - S7E42
In this episode of The Legally Speaking Podcast, we sit down with Shaun Jardine, a visionary in the legal field with a career spanning over three decades.From his early days specialising in litigation to becoming a pioneering mediator, Shaun has witnessed and influenced significant changes in the legal landscape. He shares insights from his journey, reflecting on the evolution of legal practice and the pivotal role of mediation.Leading a Top 200 Law Firm wasn't without its challenges, and Shaun opens up about the hurdles and triumphs of his leadership. But it's his latest venture, Big Yellow Penguin, that's turning heads and reshaping perspectives on law firm management and pricing strategies.Shaun dives into the core of his innovative approach with his book, "Ditch the Billable Hour," advocating for a value-based pricing model that challenges traditional legal billing practices. The discussion also ventures into the realm of AI and its impact on the billable hour, offering a glimpse into the future of legal services.Towards the end of our conversation, Shaun shares invaluable advice for those specialising in litigation and reflects on the importance of continual learning and adaptation in law.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Shaun Jardine talking about:Unpack the journey of a legal innovator and mediator.Discover the secrets behind effective law firm management and leadership.Learn about the revolutionary concept of value-based pricing in legal services.Gain insights into the future of legal billing with AI's influence.Absorb Shaun's invaluable advice for litigation specialists.[02:33] Background & career journey[04:05] Interest in litigation[05:56] Changes in the legal landscape throughout the years and the impact of mediation[08:57] Challenges in leading Top 200 Law Firm[19:08] The Big Yellow Penguin[21:38] Knowledge is our most powerful tool for adaptation and growth[26:09] Ditch the Billable Hour[31:13] Value-based pricing simplified[39:03] AI and how it impacts billable hour[47:18] The VBP Colony[48:58] Advice to those specialising in litigationGet Shaun's book Ditch the Billable Hour via this link.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Life as Lawyer and Content Creator - Henry Nelson-Case - S7E40
05-02-2024
Life as Lawyer and Content Creator - Henry Nelson-Case - S7E40
Are you interested in pursuing a career in law and sharing your journey on social media?This week we're super excited to be chatting Henry Nelson-Case, shedding light on his experiences, insights, and initiatives beyond the traditional boundaries of a legal career.Unveiling the realities of life in high-profile law firms, he dispels common misconceptions and offers invaluable advice for those embarking on a legal career. Discover the delicate balance between a demanding professional life and the joys of content creation, and understand the importance of infusing fun into the workplace.[02:10] Law career journey with ups and downs[06:46] Types of work involved as a consultant solicitor[10:00] Journey as a content creator[18:59] Tips for people who want to juggle work and content creation[22:40] Struggling with mental health[30:27] Misconceptions about working for a high-profile law firm[37:23] What is Creator Space?[42:13] Advice to aspiring lawyers and content creator𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Henry talking about:His experiences as a legal professional and content creator.The importance of speaking up about mental health.The importance of setting boundaries and managing workload.His TEDx talk.Misconceptions about working in high-profile law firms.The Creator Space he co-founded with other content creators.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Personal Injury, High-Profile Cases, & Social Diversity - Trevor Sterling - S7E39
29-01-2024
Personal Injury, High-Profile Cases, & Social Diversity - Trevor Sterling - S7E39
What are the strategies we need to implement to foster diversity within the firm and the wider legal community?This week we're super excited to chat with Trevor Sterling, Senior Partner at Moore Barlow. He has a remarkable 40-year journey in the legal profession, focusing on his specialisation in personal injury and major trauma cases.Beyond his legal career, Trevor Sterling is active in promoting diversity and inclusion. His commitment to being a ladder for others to climb is evident, emphasising the importance of social mobility alongside diversity.In addition to his legal endeavours, Trevor Sterling is the host of The U-Triumph Podcast Breakthrough Series. It aims to inspire listeners to overcome obstacles and achieve success. [04:00] Inspiration to pursue personal injury[14:00] The evolution of the legal landscape for trauma cases[18:45] Promoting diversity and inclusion[26:01] The Rehabilitation Code 2018[32:50] The U-Triumph podcast[36:40] Don't just aspire to climb the ladder, aspire to be the ladder!𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Trevor Sterling talking about:High-profile cases and challenges.Evolution of the legal landscape.Initiatives to promote diversity.His role as the Chair of the Mary Seacole Trust.And his podcast series The U-Triumph.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
LawTech, Firm Culture & Lessons Learned - Alex McPherson of Ignition Law - S7E38
22-01-2024
LawTech, Firm Culture & Lessons Learned - Alex McPherson of Ignition Law - S7E38
This week we're super excited to be chatting Alex McPherson, the founder of Ignition Law. Discover the story behind Ignition Law and how Alex turned his vision of a modern, client-focused legal firm into reality.The journey of building Ignition Law hasn't been without challenges. Alex's resilience and ability to navigate obstacles have been instrumental in the firm's success. Facing challenges head-on and learning from them has shaped Ignition Law's approach.Alex propels Ignition Law through a combination of innovative business strategies, a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and a forward-looking approach that keeps the firm at the forefront of the legal landscape.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Alex McPherson talking about:[06:19] His pivotal moments that fueled his vision.[08:52] The challenges while building Ignition Law.[38:02] The intersection of law and technology through his perspective.[43:01] Promoting gender diversity and creating an inclusive workplace.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Clinical Negligence, Forced Marriages & Social Justice - Sabeena Pirooz - S7E37
15-01-2024
Clinical Negligence, Forced Marriages & Social Justice - Sabeena Pirooz - S7E37
How one individual's journey can make a profound impact on the lives of others?This week we're super excited to be chatting with Sabeena Pirooz, a Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Thomson Solicitors, a leading social justice law firm, to discuss the firm's commitment to fighting for the rights of the injured and mistreated for over a century. The emphasis on client care, positive values, and tenacity resonates in Sabeena's work, as she recounts a memorable case settlement that not only marked a professional achievement but also brought justice and closure to a deserving client.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Sabeena Pirooz talking about:[14:15] Exploring the role as a Director and Trustee of the Sky Project.[17:21] 3 key aims of the charity.[23:52] Dispelling myths and misconceptions surrounding forced marriage.[27:09] The importance of collaboration and information sharing among agencies.Advice for aspiring lawyers, emphasizing the beauty of diversity within the legal [30:18] profession.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Neurodiversity in the Legal Profession & Residential Property - Martin Whitehorn - S7E36
08-01-2024
Neurodiversity in the Legal Profession & Residential Property - Martin Whitehorn - S7E36
Learn about the challenges and progress in fostering neurodiversity inclusion within the legal industry.This week we're super excited to be chatting with Martin Whitehorn, a distinguished property solicitor at Julie West Solicitors. Martin shares his unique journey into law and his subsequent achievements that have positioned him as a trailblazer in the legal community.Martin's impressive legal career has not gone unnoticed. Featured in the Financial Times and named a legal hero by the Law Society in 2023, Martin has garnered attention for his outstanding contributions.He was recognized for his pivotal role in improving neurodiversity inclusion within the legal profession, showcasing his commitment to diversity and equal opportunities.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Martin Whitehorn talking about:[14:40] About his notable works including his involvement in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.[04:20] His insights into the significance of the Building Safety Act 2022.[17:20] His experiences dealing with international properties.[19:06] His advocacy for neurodiversity inclusion.[28:00] His commitment to supporting and empowering aspiring and junior lawyers.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Law and Tech, AI in Mass Tort Administration, and the Human Side of Settlements - Sam Dolce - S7E35
03-01-2024
Law and Tech, AI in Mass Tort Administration, and the Human Side of Settlements - Sam Dolce - S7E35
This week we're super excited to be chatting Sam Dolce, a trailblazer in the legal tech space and the driving force behind Milestone, a leading technology platform revolutionising mass tort administration.Discover how Sam's leading technology platform at Milestone is digitising the mass tort settlement process, making it faster, more secure, and incredibly user-friendly. From his perspective, Sam walks us through the intricacies of the pathway platform, sharing real case examples and shedding light on how technology can be a force for good in the legal world.He envisions a landscape where technology not only expedites the process but prioritizes the impact on individuals. 𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Sam talking about:[03:20] The journey of Sam Dolce: From legal roots to tech innovation.[05:30] Milestone's role in reshaping mass tort administration.[18:30]] The impact of AI and automation in the legal field.[22:30] The human-centric approach to settlements and financial planning.[26:00] The future of mass tort administration and the evolving legal landscape.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Flex Legal: Redesigning the Way the Legal Sector Works - Mary Bonsor - S7E34
27-12-2023
Flex Legal: Redesigning the Way the Legal Sector Works - Mary Bonsor - S7E34
How does social media, including TikTok, hold significance in today's competitive marketing landscape?This week we're super excited to be chatting with Mary Bonsor, the visionary leader behind Flex Legal. With an illustrious career and a keen eye for addressing industry challenges, Mary has propelled Flex Legal to become the fastest-growing female-led business in the UK.Mary Bansal's Flex Legal has not only won the Disruptive Technology of the Year award but has been recognized as the Law Company of the Year, among other prestigious accolades.In a candid and insightful discussion, Mary Bonsor shares her entrepreneurial journey, from the exhilarating highs to the challenging lows.Her openness about the hurdles faced and the lessons learned, including a personal anecdote of a compliance error, adds a genuine touch to this masterclass on entrepreneurship.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Mary Bonsor talking about:[04:25] How Flex Legal revolutionised the legal industry.[05:50] The importance of diversity and social mobility in the legal industry.[08:25] Discussion about the company's values: positive, human, and responsive.[11:30] The impact of the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) on legal education and qualification.[17:20] The importance of being proactive and learning from mistakes in the entrepreneurial journey.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Championing Change: Diversity, Tech, and Access to Justice - Christina Blacklaws - S7E33
18-12-2023
Championing Change: Diversity, Tech, and Access to Justice - Christina Blacklaws - S7E33
This week we're super excited to be chatting Christina Blacklaws, trailblazer in the legal profession and a driving force at the intersection of law and technology. With a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, Christina shares her journey from being a solicitor specializing in representing children in public law proceedings to becoming the first elected president of the Law Society.Beyond her professional endeavors, Christina shares her commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access to justice, highlighted by her role in Lawtech UK's efforts to address unmet legal needs through technology.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Christina Blacklaws talking about:[02:25] Her early passion for law and how she decided to become a lawyer at a young age.[04:25] Learning to code and utilizing technology to enable flexible and agile legal work.[05:46] Her involvement in establishing the UK's first alternative business structure.[14:41] Chairing the Policy and Technology Commission and examining the use of algorithms in the criminal justice system.[34:49] Her advice for aspiring legal professionals. Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
Law Society Legal Hero: Child Marriage and Gender-Based Abuse - Shabina Begum - S7E32
11-12-2023
Law Society Legal Hero: Child Marriage and Gender-Based Abuse - Shabina Begum - S7E32
"When the passion starts to waver, and the novelty wears away, it feels tough, but it's worth it. Keep going."This week we're super excited to be chatting with Shabina Begum, a trailblazing legal professional making waves in the realm of child marriage, gender-based violence, and women's rights. From her early experiences in Bangladesh to representing the UK at international workshops on early marriage, Shabina shares the eye-opening discoveries that led her to become a recognized expert on these critical issues.Shabina's passion for social justice and women's rights is palpable, earning her recognition as a legal hero by the Law Society of England and Wales.Her advice for aspiring lawyers passionate about addressing issues like child marriage and gender-based violence serves as a powerful call to action.𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Shabina Begum talking about:Revealing shocking revelations about her home country, the UK.Her participation in the 16th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York.Acid violence in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and India.Legal hero by the Law Society of England and Wales.Her advice about the issues like child marriage and gender-based violence.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show
AI, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Legal Practice - Adrian Jaggard - S7E31
04-12-2023
AI, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Legal Practice - Adrian Jaggard - S7E31
If you're curious about the future of law and how innovation is driving change, this episode is a must-listen!This week we're super excited to be chatting with Adrian Jaggard, a Solicitor and Founding Director of Taylor Rose Solicitors and currently holds the position of CEO. Adrian has transformed Taylor Rose into a thriving legal powerhouse, known for challenging the status quo in the industry. With his unique blend of legal expertise and entrepreneurial spirit has propelled Taylor Rose to remarkable heights, making it one of the fastest-growing law firms.We explore the firm's groundbreaking consultancy model, which has become an attractive alternative for lawyers seeking increased earnings and a better work-life balance. 𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧?You can catch Rob and Adrian Jaggard talking about:[34:42] The vital role of AI and machine learning in assisting lawyers with legal services. [09:20] An in-depth exploration of Taylor Rose's innovative consultancy model.[06:30] Taylor Rose's growth strategy and how the firm plans to evolve in the future. [41:25] On the legacy he hopes to leave as the CEO and founder of Taylor Rose.Join us now on your favourite podcast streaming app!Don't forget to join our Discord community where we connect with like-minded people, share resources, and continue the conversation from this episode.Sponsored by Clio - the #1 legal software for clients, cases, billing and more!💻 www.legallyspeakingpodcast.com📧 info@legallyspeakingpodcast.comSupport the show