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
In the recent weeks you will have all heard of the story of Shamima Begum, English schoolgirl who fled to join an Islamic state group in Syria. She recently expressed her wishes to return to the UK, following the news that she was pregnant, and wished for her child to have a safer and more … Continue reading The legal status of Shamima Begum
This post is aimed at the students among us. I have had a few people ask me how I approach writing coursework, so here's a blog post for you. My starting point is reading. It is no secret that to write a good legal essay, you have to have read more than just your lecture … Continue reading Legal essay writing
New Years resolutions, they’re not something I tend to set. I don’t want to be that annoying person, but I’m always working to better myself and achieve goals so there doesn’t seem much point in setting myself a particular set of goals in the new year. This year however I have taken some time to … Continue reading New Years resolutions
Everybody has a right to a fair trial, however how fair is it when somebody simply cannot express themselves? The role of a barrister within court is to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. A barrister, as a highly trained legal professional has all the skills at their disposal to put forward any … Continue reading Litigants in person?
If you are considering becoming a barrister, I would highly recommend attending a pupillage fair. Whether you are a college student, undergraduate or postgraduate student, if you are considering a career at the bar, the pupillage fair has something for you. The event: This years bar council pupillage fair, held on 27th October, features over … Continue reading How I prepared for the Bar Council Pupillage fair.
Imagine turning up at uni in your first year, unsure of how exactly you got there, and feeling so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity. If you don't know by now, I'm a big legally blonde fan, and in the words of Emmett Forrest (in the musical version): "With the chance I've been given, I'm … Continue reading Making promises to myself
Today is a day for a little question and answer post- it'll be legal focused so that you learn a bit about me, my career aspirations and how I get through my degree! Why did you choose to study law? It's a funny story really- I didn't apply to uni to study law. I applied … Continue reading Legal get to know me…