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…
Legal aid- what is it? Why do we need it? Who uses it? These are all questions that I aim to answer in my post. You have probably all heard of legal aid- how can you not have heard of it with the media attention that it has attracted recently? If you haven’t heard of … Continue reading Legal aid?
As a university student, A level results day seems a lifetime ago. However, it taught me some extremely valuable life lessons- lessons which I wish to share within this post. Hopefully you won't need to follow any of my advice as you will be too busy celebrating your achievements, however here is my advice for … Continue reading A level results day advice!
When somebody says ‘life sentence’ you automatically think of films; the type where someone is locked up and they throw away the key. Most people assume that this is what a life sentence is, and it can lead to confusion, and often anger, particularly aimed at the media, when someone given a ‘life sentence’ is … Continue reading Life sentence: true to its word?