Sian Turvey – University Lecturer

We're back! After a bit of time out, we have returned with a hugely informative and interesting guest in Sian. Sian is a lecturer at the University of Wales St David & also a former Head of Property. This week we examine where students struggle in their LLB, ways to get into the law with and without a formal qualification, and more.

Laura Britton – Commercial Litigation Solicitor

Michael and Laura discuss Laura's journey in the law from her decision to go into the law, through her training contract and to now where she is a highly regarded commercial disputes solicitor.

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Michael Ives

 

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Welcome!

Acorn Legal in conjunction with the Swansea Junior Lawyers Divisions hosts in-depth conversations with professionals across the legal industry to talk about their career journey and life in law!

The goal of this podcast is to ascertain how individual lawyers got to where they are today and to give advice to Paralegals/up and coming students on how to become a Solicitor/Barrister.

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  • Sian Turvey – University Lecturer

    We're back! After a bit of time out, we have returned with a hugely informative and interesting guest in Sian. Sian is a lecturer at the University of Wales St David & also a former Head of Property. This week we examine where students struggle in their LLB, ways to get into the law with and without a formal qualification, and more.

  • Laura Britton – Commercial Litigation Solicitor

    Michael and Laura discuss Laura's journey in the law from her decision to go into the law, through her training contract and to now where she is a highly regarded commercial disputes solicitor.

  • Chenukshi Ratwatte – Construction Solicitor

    In this episode, we discuss the realities of being a construction solicitor, and the journey Chenukshi took to become one. We also cover the realities of choosing a firm to work with and Chenukshi's training contract.

  • Emily Bale – Employment Paralegal

    Michael and Emily discuss Emily's journey to becoming an employment paralegal, tips into how you can secure a paralegal role, and her life away from the law.

  • Interview with Abbie Harthorne

    Something a little different this time, this week we welcome Abbie Hawthorne who is new to law and has recently secured a position in conveyancing. We cover how Abbie secured a junior position in the legal industry, the interview process, and what a day in the life of an up and coming conveyancing assistant looks like.

  • Interview with Stephen Averill

    A fascinating episode this week where Michael and Stephen discuss the unique industry of costs law, this has proven to be an excellent alternative to the typical LLB/LPC route into law, and an exciting career path.

  • Interview with Tracy Tsao

    Michael and Tracy discuss Tracy's journey onto securing her training contract, and also discuss Tracy's training contract prep document she has created that breaks down the types of questions you will be answering.

    If you are looking for a copy of Tracey's interview prep document, email me on michael.ives@acornpeople.com and I will be happy to reply with a copy of the document

  • Interview with Andrew Murphy

    This week we have a fascinating episode where we discuss Andrew's journey into becoming a dispute resolution solicitor, and what that role looks like; the intricate differences in the role as you progress to senior associate level and the subtle differences of being a solicitor in Guernsey.

  • Interview with Erika Federis

    A fascinating episode this week where we explore Erika's journey into becoming an in-house legal counsel. We learn the benefits of a slightly different career to your traditional law firm route, and how you can get into working in-house.

  • Interview with Samantha Cavender

    Michael and Samantha discuss Samantha's journey into becoming a senior Residential Conveyancer, and the day to day that she undertakes in this role, and Samantha gives great tips on how to get into this profession.

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