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The JLD blog: Advice to my younger self

Coming into this year, none of us could have expected the chaos and disruption which pursued. With many of us in a transitional phase as a result, now seems to be an ideal opportunity to evaluate past choices and use that knowledge to make future plans. Here are my top five pieces of advice to […]

Hot 100 career quiz: UNISON lawyer Shantha David

Name: Shantha David Firm: UNISON Legal Services Role: In-house lawyer Trained at: Called to the Bar in 2004 and cross-qualified as a solicitor Year qualified: 2005 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Running a case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and winning it! What is the wisest […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Morgan Lewis dealmaker Georgia Quenby

Name: Georgia Quenby Firm: Morgan Lewis & Bockius Role: Partner Trained at: Herbert Smith Year qualified: 1995 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Great question: it was working on the sale of a troubled business which needed to be completed by the start of London Metals Week. […]

Hot 100 career quiz: climate change barrister Monica Feria-Tinta

Name: Monica Feria-Tinta Firm: Twenty Essex Chambers Role: Barrister Trained at: Twenty Essex Chambers Year of Call: 2014 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a pupil? Being at the Court of Appeal on my last day of pupillage. It was on a multibillion-pound case. I helped in the development […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Clifford Chance’s Marianne Toghill

Name: Marianne Toghill Firm: Clifford Chance Role: Head of UK real estate construction Trained at: Clifford Chance Year qualified: 1995 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? I remember on pretty much my first day in the firm having 15 minutes to write a presentation on a non-legal […]

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A Charles Russell Speechlys partner’s experience of racism in law

The Black Lives Matter movement has received much press over the past month since the disgustingly horrific murder of George Floyd. It’s put the issue of racism firmly on the agenda of the mainstream media, major corporations and institutions and prompted much debate among individuals. We have seen the Bank of England pledge to remove […]

Hot 100 career quiz: ITV’s Kyla Mullins

Name: Kyla Mullins Organisation: ITV Role: Group General Counsel & Company Secretary Trained at: Clifford Chance Year qualified: 1991 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Having amazing fun working round the clock in the M&A team with an unassuming but brilliant senior associate from Yorkshire, Matthew Layton – now slightly […]

The JLD blog: this too shall pass…

Covid-19 and the increased time at home has given us all the opportunity to find time for our own thoughts. For me, among other things, thoughts turned to 2008 and the financial crash which resulted in the recession. I graduated in 2007 with a biological sciences degree from Nottingham University. Growing up I was repeatedly […]

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The speed read: pay cuts; mergers and a Hogan Lovells reunion

The pay cuts are happening thick and fast now A good rule of thumb is: once one firm does it, the floodgates open. Following the likes of Reed Smith, this week Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance have both cut pay, signalling it’s okay for everyone else to do it too. Today we’ve seen Osborne […]