A Guide to Managing Difficult Conversations

Catherine Brown practised as a barrister for 15 years at Kings Chambers in Manchester, and brings all of that experience with her into her coaching and training business, www.skilfulconversation.com.  The subject of her flagship workshop, and a consistent theme in her...

Developing new skills and learning to sell yourself: Q&A with Cath Brown of Skilful Conversation

 At this year's Women in Law Summit, we're thrilled to be joined by Catherine Brown of Skilful Conversation. 

10 Female Lawyers You Need To Follow on Twitter

February 13, 2019 | D Cody

Twitter is a powerful tool for aspiring law professionals to build a reputation, as well as network with others. Whilst the social media platform can be erratic, it remains a useful means of building a circle of people in your industry, to share experiences and learn.

Everything You Need to Know About The Inns of Court

January 3, 2019 | Georgina Varley

Each Inn of Court has a long, exciting history with its own distinctive traditions. Here’s all you need to know about the Inns before you take your BPTC.

Women in Law: How To Be The Highest Paid Lawyer In Your Firm And The Skills You Need To Get There

December 13, 2018 | Georgina Varley

So, you want to be the highest paid lawyer in your firm? Here’s how to do it.

5 challenges women in law face in the early stages of their careers

December 5, 2018 | D Cody

The first year in any role can be the trickiest to navigate, and potentially have the biggest influence on the rest of your career. This is as true for young lawyers as it is for those in any difficult profession.

Linguistic stereotyping – it’s a thing.

In preparing for my workshop on age bias at the Women in Law Summit, I have been looking at the various ways in which unconscious bias affects recruitment, retention and career progression, particularly for women, LGBT+, BAME and people with disabilities.

Is lack of flexible working a barrier for women in the legal industry?

When it comes to flexible working, some industries have moved quicker than others. Whilst the legal industry is making strides in the right direction, it has been a relatively late adopter.

I’m biased against old people. And so are you.

You probably wouldn’t expect to hear this from someone leading a workshop on combatting age discrimination in the legal sector.  

Profiling the legal profession in Scotland – where are we now?

The inspiring Caroline Colliston l ooks at the law profession in Scotland, and what improvements are yet to come.