From Chemistry to Law, Matthew Letts' Legal Career Journey and SQE Success
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
3w ago
Join us in this insightful episode of The Student Lawyer podcast, where we explore the dynamic career journey of Matthew Letts, a Restructuring and Insolvency Solicitor at Isadore Goldman. Recognised as a Key Lawyer in Legal 500 for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery in the Southeast shortly after qualifying as a Solicitor in 2023, Matthew has quickly made a significant impact in his field. In this episode, we delve into: Matthew's unique career path, transitioning from a Chemistry graduate to a solicitor. His strategies for achieving top marks in the SQE exams, with an impressive overall 75 ..read more
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Mastering the SQE2: An Insider’s Journey with Elizabeth Sam
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
1M ago
In this episode of The Student Lawyer podcast, we're excited to welcome Elizabeth Sam, a qualified solicitor (non-practicing), who shares her inspiring journey and invaluable insights into conquering the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE2). Elizabeth opens up about her career history, the decision to undertake the SQE2, and how it paved the way for her dream of qualifying as a solicitor. Her story is a testament to dedication and resilience, offering motivation for aspiring legal professionals. Tune in as we discuss: Career Overview: Elizabeth provides an overview of her career history a ..read more
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Securing an NQ Solicitor Role, with Rob Hanna
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
1M ago
Welcome to another insightful episode of The Student Lawyer Podcast! This week, we are thrilled to have Rob Hanna, Founder and Managing Director of KC Partners, join us for an engaging discussion on how to secure an NQ solicitor role in the legal industry. KC Partners is renowned for providing legal talent solutions and content creation, focusing on community and specialising in recruitment for Newly Qualified (NQ) Lawyers, Associates, Senior Associates, Legal Directors & Counsels, and Legal Technology roles. Rob, who is also the brilliant mind behind the Legally Speaking Podcast—ranked in ..read more
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Key commercial news themes lawyers should know about, with Peter Watson
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
1M ago
In this episode, Camilla Uppal interviews Peter Watson, commercial awareness expert who is an ex-stockbroker, to find out the key themes that lawyers and aspiring lawyers should know about. Peter discusses the rise of investment in the Middle East, the potential M&A boom we could see in the UK, the rise of AI, and why companies are changing their expansion plans to take into account the US-China tensions. Peter also provides his top tips for developing commercial awareness and impressing at interviews. You can find Peter’s fantastic daily commercial newsletter and his other resources on th ..read more
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Mastering LinkedIn for Lawyers, with James Quarmby
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
2M ago
Join us for an insightful episode as Camilla Uppal delves into the career journey and LinkedIn expertise of James Quarmby, Partner and Head of Private Wealth at Stephenson Harwood LLP, and a renowned voice in the legal and professional community. In this conversation, James shares his experiences, insights, and valuable tips for career advancement and building influence on LinkedIn. We start by exploring James's career trajectory, from his early days to becoming a partner in private wealth and tax law—a journey marked by dedication and strategic growth. Discover what drew him to this niche fi ..read more
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Legal Career Hacks: Tania Singla’s Advice for Junior Lawyers
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
2M ago
In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Tania Singla, international arbitration lawyer and author of the LinkedIn series 'What Your Partner Wants You To Know’. In this episode, Tania provides her advice to junior lawyers on a range of topics such as how to make a good impression at work, how to avoid making the mistakes that junior lawyers typically make, how to transition from a law school mindset to a professional mindset, and Tania’s top tips for business development. Tania’s book recommendations: The Start Up Of You - Reed Hoffman The Essential Advocate - Jay Harrington Connect ..read more
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Legal Career Hacks: Tanya Singla’s Advice for Junior Lawyers
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
3M ago
In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Tania Singla, international arbitration lawyer and author of the LinkedIn series 'What Your Partner Wants You To Know’. In this episode, Tania provides her advice to junior lawyers on a range of topics such as how to make a good impression at work, how to avoid making the mistakes that junior lawyers typically make, how to transition from a law school mindset to a professional mindset, and Tania’s top tips for business development. Tania’s book recommendations: The Start Up Of You - Reed Hoffman The Essential Advocate - Jay Harrington Connect ..read more
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Life as an Litigation Insurer, with Macella Wan
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
3M ago
In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Macella Wan, Underwriting Manager at Harbour Underwriting. Macella shares insight into her career journey from private practice to Harbour Underwriting, one of the leading providers of commercial dispute insurance for both claimants and defendants. Macella explains what type of cases that litigation insurers can help with, provides career advice to those who are interested in a career in law, and also shares networking tips. Macella’s LinkedIn: Macella Wan | LinkedIn Harbour Underwriting: Home - Harbour Underwriting Please share with anyone who ..read more
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Authenticity and wellbeing in the legal profession, with Hannah Beko
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
3M ago
In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Hannah Beko, author of the bestselling book The Authentic Lawyer. Hannah provides insight into the key issues with the culture in many law firms, and her opinion on how law firms could help tackle the issues that lawyers face. Hannah also explains what it means to be an authentic lawyer, the benefits of being authentic, how lawyers can maintain a work/life balance, and much more.  As well as being a best-selling author and successful business owner, Hannah is a commercial property lawyer with 17 years’ experience which enables her to provide adv ..read more
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Practicing Law in the Middle East with Anders Nilsson, Managing Partner and Head of Middle East at Bird & Bird
The Student Lawyer Podcast
by The Student Lawyer
4M ago
In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Anders Nilsson, Managing Partner and Head of Middle East at Bird & Bird. Anders provides insight into his career journey from Sweden to Abu Dhabi, the key opportunities for lawyers working in the region, and what he enjoys most about working in the UAE. Anders also provides career advice to aspiring and junior lawyers and provides his advice on how to win and retain business. Please share with anyone who might enjoy this episode, and leave us a rating and review! **Interested in learning more about the University of Law, who are the sponsors of t ..read more
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