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Season 7
Rob Hanna

Family Law: From Career Advice to Emerging Trends – Yasmin Khan-Gunns – S7E27

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about the intriguing world of family law. This week we’re super excited to be chatting with Yasmin Khan-Gunns, a specialist family solicitor with a unique perspective on the legal profession. Aside from being an expert on complex aspects of family law, she is also using her platform to educate her followers on family topics. She provides insights into misconceptions and myths surrounding family law, making legal knowledge accessible to a broader audience. Her multifaceted approach

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Season 6
Rob Hanna

Legally Blissed: Common Issues in the Legal Field – Suzi Hixon – S6E19

The legal field is a complex and constantly evolving arena and as such, it is prone to a variety of issues. Addressing these problems will require a concerted effort from legal professionals, policymakers and society as a whole to ensure that the system is fair, just and accessible. Just as how Suzi Hixon founded the impressive Legally Blissed, which creates content and resources for women in the legal profession. She is devoted to helping women become their own advocates and works as a

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The Weightlifting Lawyer – Troy Atkin – S5EP28

This week on the Legally Speaking Podcast, our host Robert Hanna welcomes Trainee Solicitor, Troy Atkin… or The Weightlifting Lawyer as you may know him! Troy is currently in the first seat of his Training Contract and is based in the Commercial Department in the Portsmouth office of Biscoes Solicitors. Troy is due to qualify in March 2023. Alongside this (and given the name!), Troy is a national level powerlifter, taking 3rd place at the British Bench Competition, 2022 and 2021. Troy documents his fitness

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Law Life Balance: Prioritising Mental Wellbeing in the Legal Industry – Caitlin McFee – S4E16

This week on the Legally Speaking Podcast, our host Robert Hanna welcomes Caitlin McFee onto the show. Caitlin is a Pro Bono Associate and the Founder of Law Life Balance, a mental health and wellbeing platform for lawyers. After facing her own struggles whilst doing her training contract at a Magic Circle firm, she set up the project to drive forward positive cultural change in the industry. In addition, she’s also a Project Lead at the Association of Mental Health

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Understanding Mental Health Law in 2021 – Steve Lawlor – S4E2

In this episode of the Legally Speaking Podcast, our host Robert Hanna speaks to Steve Lawlor. Steve runs Lawlor’s Law Limited, a legal consultancy firm specialising in mental health law. As well as advising law firms, the consultancy trains medical professionals to help them better understand the issues, especially in relation to the Mental Health Act 1983. He’s also hosts the Legal Wolf podcast and mentors law students. In this episode he shares his story, describes the world of mental

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Thriving in Law Miniseries – Tom Stenner-Evans

In the final episode of our ‘Thriving In Law’ miniseries,  Robert Hanna welcomed Thrive Law‘s new partner, Tom Stenner-Evans.  Tom joined the firm in December 2020, after spending 14 years at a larger Top 100 national law firm. Based in Exeter, he was a partner in the firm’s employment team, and has significant experience in the education, charity, F&I and retail sectors. In this insightful miniseries finale Tom discusses: Why he recently joined Thrive Law after rising through the ranks

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Thriving in Law Miniseries – Alicia Collinson

In the penultimate episode of our ‘Thriving In Law’ miniseries, Robert Hanna welcomed Thrive Law solicitor Alicia Collinson onto the show. After a stint working at a large US firm in London, Alicia joined Thrive in April 2019. She embraces its progressive culture, pushing for better mental health and wellbeing provision in the industry. In the episode, Alicia talks about: Her journey, including more on her decision to step back from corporate law in London and join the ‘Thrive Tribe’ in Leeds

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Thriving in Law Miniseries – Imogen Hamblin

In the second episode of our Thriving In Law miniseries, Robert Hanna welcomed Thrive Law solicitor and LGBT rights advocate Imogen Hamblin onto the show. After meeting Jodie whilst studying for the profession, they started working together in July 2018. Like Jodie Hill (see Episode 1) she holds a unique interest in mental health and coaching employers on creating a positive and safe environment, enabling employees to thrive! In this episode she discusses: Her experience prior to joining Thrive Why she is

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Thriving In Law Miniseries – Jodie Hill

In the first episode of our Thriving In Law Miniseries, Robert Hanna welcomed Founder and Managing Director of Thrive Law, Jodie Hill, onto the show. After originally training as a barrister, Jodie set up the employment law firm at just 29. She has put diversity and inclusion at the heart of its philosophy and agenda. She’s determined to push workplace wellbeing up the national agenda. As part of this, she’s appeared on the likes of the BBC, Sky News, The

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Mental Health in the City – Amanda Falkson – S3E16

This week on our Legally Speaking Podcast, Powered by KC Partners,  our host Robert Hanna was joined by Amanda Falkson. Amanda is a highly experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and coach, who helps City of London professionals overcome issues such as career dilemmas, imposter syndrome and bullying. Amanda is also a mentor, helping professionals figure out if they’re in the right job. Amanda discusses: Her journey into psychotherapy and coaching. The impact of COVID 19 on lawyers’ mental health. How to tackle

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