In recent years, several methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) have been favoured by the courts. In civil and family cases, mediation and other forms of ADR are preferred, and often recommended by solicitors before going to court. In some cases, claimants may even be penalised if they have not attempted to resolve the issue … Continue reading Alternative Dispute Resolution
As it has reached that time of year where people are going back to university, or starting university for the first time, I wanted to share with you the things that I wish I had known before I started my degree in hope that it will help some of you as you go through your … Continue reading Three things that I wish I’d known before my law degree.
Hello everyone and welcome to my first ever blog post! So I’m going to start with a bit about me because you need to know a little bit behind the writer, I’ll try to keep it ‘brief’ (pun absolutely intended). Law was not the planned destination if you asked my 16 year old self. Nor was it … Continue reading Guest blog: A day in the life of a family paralegal!
So one of the biggest buzzwords in the legal world is commercial awareness. It is important to be commercially aware, to demonstrate commercial awareness at interview, and to incorporate this awareness into your work as a paralegal/trainee. It is very easy to shut law into a nice little box that only comes out at … Continue reading 3 ways to incorporate legal awareness into your everyday life.
So you have just finished university. You’ve graduated, you did it! Firstly, congratulations! It’s such an amazing achievement, and you really should be proud of yourself! This blog post is going to cover some of the feelings that graduates don’t often talk about, but I can guarantee you are all feeling. You worked your whole … Continue reading Graduates, it’s okay…
So on Monday I attended my first assessment centre. It was the first training contract I’d applied for so I was very lucky to make it to the assessment centre! I haven’t heard the outcome of the day yet but I learned a lot that I think will be of use! 1. Be yourself Law … Continue reading Assessment centre tips
I have been asked a few times by my followers about my dissertation and my top tips for writing a good dissertation, so I decided to do a blog post on it so that all of the information is in one place! I recently found out that I received a first class mark on my … Continue reading Legal dissertation writing
The title of this post comes from the musical version of legally blonde. It's my favourite musical so it's only right that I take a little inspiration from it from time to time. I've done a lot of thinking recently and I'm going to attempt to put my thoughts into an honest little blog post, … Continue reading “Being true to yourself never goes out of style.”
The Serious Crime Act 2015 introduced to the English legal system a new offence of 'controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate family relationship' under s76. An offence is committed if a person (A) continuously behaves in a way that is controlling or coercive towards another person (B) who they are 'personally connected' with, and … Continue reading coercive control: a new criminal defence?
Happy International Women's Day! Here's to celebrating all the wonderful women who have surrounded us in encouragement and motivation throughout our lives! I truly believe in women empowering women. I am blessed to be surrounded by some really wonderful ladies on a regular basis, and although they won't get a specific mention in this post, … Continue reading Women in law