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Season 7
Rob Hanna

Clinical Negligence, Forced Marriages & Social Justice – Sabeena Pirooz – S7E37

How one individual’s journey can make a profound impact on the lives of others? This week we’re super excited to be chatting with Sabeena Pirooz, a Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Thomson Solicitors, a leading social justice law firm, to discuss the firm’s commitment to fighting for the rights of the injured and mistreated for over a century. The emphasis on client care, positive values, and tenacity resonates in Sabeena’s work, as she recounts a memorable case settlement that not

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Season 7
Rob Hanna

Championing Change: Diversity, Tech, and Access to Justice – Christina Blacklaws – S7E33

This week we’re super excited to be chatting Christina Blacklaws, trailblazer in the legal profession and a driving force at the intersection of law and technology.  With a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, Christina shares her journey from being a solicitor specializing in representing children in public law proceedings to becoming the first elected president of the Law Society. Beyond her professional endeavors, Christina shares her commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access to justice, highlighted by her role in

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Season 7
Rob Hanna

Law Society Legal Hero: Child Marriage and Gender-Based Abuse – Shabina Begum – S7E32

 “When the passion starts to waver, and the novelty wears away, it feels tough, but it’s worth it. Keep going.” This week we’re super excited to be chatting with Shabina Begum, a trailblazing legal professional making waves in the realm of child marriage, gender-based violence, and women’s rights.  From her early experiences in Bangladesh to representing the UK at international workshops on early marriage, Shabina shares the eye-opening discoveries that led her to become a recognized expert on these critical issues.

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Season 7
Rob Hanna

The Legal Operations Journey – Jeremy Hopkins – S7E20

This week we’re super excited to be chatting with Jeremy Hopkins, an accomplished legal professional with a dynamic career spanning various roles within the legal industry. He brings a wealth of experience from his journey through roles such as barrister clerk, director of legal operations, and various consultancy positions. Notably, Jeremy played a key role in the disruptive legal service providers Riverview Law and Obelisk Support. His contributions to reshaping legal service delivery, emphasizing client-centric approaches, value-based pricing, and promoting diversity, have made him

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Season 6
Rob Hanna

Using LegalTech to Build Strong Online Communities – Chad Aboud – S6E9

If you’re not on social media these days, you’re living in the dark ages, aren’t you? Some say that the legal industry is a sector that still very much lives in the past and has a long way to go. Certainly from conversations we’ve had with previous guests, many people in the legal sector still shy away from using social media either from a professional or personal perspective. Well, not this week’s guest! We’ve been chatting to Legal Industry Consultant, Chad

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Fertility in the Workplace
Rob Hanna

Fertility in the Workplace Miniseries: Aspiring Lawyers, Recruitment and Retention

The ‘Fertility in the Workplace’ Miniseries, featuring Natalie Sutherland and Somaya Ouazzani,  delves into how fertility in the workplace can be addressed more openly and how law firms can do a better job at acknowledging the challenges faced around fertility. The series looks into tackling fertility issues as a lawyer, in addition to family planning and becoming parents. Natalie Sutherland is a Partner at Burgess Mee, a Family Law Firm and their first fertility officer. Natalie has experience handling surrogacy matters, based in the

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All Minisodes
Rob Hanna

Fertility in the Workplace Miniseries: Why Do We Need to Acknowledge the Issue?

In the ‘Fertility in the Workplace’ Miniseries, featuring Natalie Sutherland and Somaya Ouazzani, we will delve into how fertility in the workplace can be addressed more openly and how law firms can do a better job at acknowledging the challenges faced around fertility. The series looks into tackling fertility issues as a lawyer, in addition to family planning and becoming parents. Natalie Sutherland is a Partner at Burgess Mee, a Family Law Firm and their first fertility officer. Natalie has

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