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Improving Mental Health in the Legal Sector – Kate Franklin  – S8E16

Mental health is as important in the legal sector as it is in any other. In this episode of the Legally Speaking Podcast, we were joined by Kate Franklin, the Co-Founder and Director of Nkuzi Change, to talk about the ways that we can best maintain our well-being at work. We also touched on the story behind Nkuzi Change, including the inspiration behind the name.   So why should you be listening in?   You can hear Rob and Kate discussing:  The

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Inside Complex IP and AI Litigation – Brian Mack  – S8E15

Join us for a deep dive into the complex world of intellectual property litigation surrounding AI with Brian Mack, a Partner at Quinn Emanuel. Brian is a trained software and electrical engineer who has turned his passion for technology into subject matter expertise in the field of law. He is also a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ people and other minority groups, often taking on pro-bono work when he can to support disadvantaged communities.   So why should you be listening in?  

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Legal Risk and Compliance: Honing Your Legal Career – Kate Burt  – S8E13

Legal risk and compliance is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry. To help us understand the growing complexities of the space, we were joined by Kate Burt, the Founder and CEO of Hive Risk, a boutique risk management consultancy firm. We also touched on topics from active creativity to collaboration, as well as a sneak peek into our exciting upcoming GBLO event.   So why should you be listening in?   You can hear Rob and Kate discussing:  The

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Neurodiversity and Fatherhood: Life as a Young Partner – Phill Bratt  – S8E12

Legal careers can be challenging, especially when you’re first starting out. In this episode we spoke to Phill Bratt, a Partner at Keoghs and Host of the London Insurance Lawyer Podcast, about how young people can make the biggest impact in their careers. He also shared his experience of being neurodivergent and a new dad, shedding light on how these things have impacted his working life.   So why should you be listening in?   You can hear Rob and Phill discussing: 

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How to Write Well: Inside ‘Elegant Legal Writing’ – Ryan McCarl  – S8E11

Legal professionals typically have to deal with huge volumes of writing. We spoke with Ryan McCarl, a Partner at Rushing McCarl LLP and Author of ‘Elegant Legal Writing’, about how lawyers can create the best possible briefs, without relying on generative AI models. We also touched on some basic principles for next-generation legal education, including the importance of great communication skills.   So why should you be listening in?   You can hear Rob and Ryan discussing:   Ryan’s background in litigation   The

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Innovations & Legal Careers – Mitch Kowalski  – S8E10

In this episode, your host, Rob Hanna, was joined by Mitch Kowalski, the Senior Commercial Legal Counsel at Greater Toronto Airports Authority and author of ‘Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century’ and ‘The Great Legal Reformation: Notes from the Field’. They explore the changing career trajectories within the legal services industry, touching on everything from AI to well-being.   So why should you be listening in?   You can hear Rob and Mitch discussing:   Private vs in-house practices  Innovations

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Operation Tech: Improve Your Business With Legal Technology – Eamon Chawke  – S8E9

Explore the impact of legal tech in boutique practices with this week’s guest, Éamon Chawke. Éamon is a Partner at Briffa Solicitors, a firm that specialises in intellectual property and IT law. In this episode, your host, Rob Hanna, led a fascinating conversation that covered everything from the impact of IP law on small businesses to Éamon’s experiences of working with our sponsor Clio.   So why should you be listening in?   You can catch Rob and Éamon talking about:   What

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Creating Equitable Access to Representation – Joshua Brumley  – S8E8

Get an inside look at the world of personal injury law with Joshua Brumley, the CEO of Brumley Law Firm. In this episode, we explore the realm of equitable justice, including Josh’s work to ensure that non-English-speaking people in the USA can access reliable legal representation and safeguard themselves and their families. We also touched on Josh’s fascinating professional background, including how he juggles so many roles while managing his firm.     So why should you be listening in?   You

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Changing Perceptions of Legal Tech – Ved Nathwani  – S8E6

In this episode of the Legally Speaking Podcast we were joined by third-year law student, Founder and Managing Director of Cataclysm Ventures Ved Nathwani to talk about his experiences as a young entrepreneur. He talked about his company, as well as his roles at the World Economic Forum, The Future Proof Project, Ada Ventures, BfB Labs and Stephenson Harwood. With so much experience already under his belt, Ved is an impressive next-generation lawyer and business person.   𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮

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Become a Legal Rainmaker – Scott Simmons – S8E5

Join us as we explore the world of legal business development with this week’s guest, Scott Simmons. Scott is a business development coach, trainer and consultant for lawyers, and the Founder of Legal Balance. He shared his award-winning sales methodology and business development tips in this unmissable episode.  Scott also told us about his background and career history, with a look inside the founding of Legal Balance, as well as the wisdom his wife shared when they were establishing the

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