Today is international women's day, so I thought that it would be an excellent opportunity to share some stories of women who are excelling in their career and becoming fantastic lawyers! I have spoken to a few of the lovely ladies that work in various different roles across our Simpson Millar offices, to find out … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2020
Everyday I work in an area of employment law that not many people know about. 95% of my Instagram followers had never heard of it and wanted to know more. So that has inspired today’s blog post. What is the area that I’m discussing? Protective award claims. I process protective award claims every single day … Continue reading The lesser known area of employment law…
Lots of law graduates and students will be making applications to paralegal jobs, in preparation for working after graduating or whilst studying. I thought it would be helpful to write some of my top tips for making a paralegal application to help with some of those that you may be making! Make sure that you … Continue reading Making a paralegal application.
I've been an employment law paralegal for just over a month now. I had now paralegal experience beforehand, and in honesty was absolutely terrified going into the role! I thought that sharing my experience might help anybody who is about to start a paralegal role, or is considering working as a paralegal once graduating! The … Continue reading What I’ve learned in my first month as a paralegal.
This post has been highly requested on my Instagram, and I have finally got around to writing it! We all know that law is tough, there is a big workload, and many students have to face a few rejections in their time. Here are my tips for dealing with that, and taking it all in … Continue reading Five top tips on staying motivated in a competitive industry
“I looked like I was being powerful but actually I was being destructive” Whilst listening to a podcast this morning, I heard this line. It really challenged me, and I think it’s something that will resonate with a lot of my readers. We live in a world these days that doesn’t sleep. We work around … Continue reading “I looked like I was being powerful but actually I was being destructive”
Blogs: There are so many excellent legal bloggers out there that this might be pretty difficult to pick! I’ve gone with my top three of each, so here we go! Legally Liana Lucie is currently completing the GDL, having secured a training contract at an international firm. She has a passion for inclusion and diversity … Continue reading My top legal blogs, podcasts, and vlogs!
Hello all, long time no post! It has been a while since I’ve posted on here as I’ve been suffering from a bit of bloggers block (is that a thing? It is now!). I think we can all agree too that November and December are hectic months, so time to write blog posts has … Continue reading Making the most of your Christmas break.
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.