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So, you think you want to be a...lawyer?

So, you think you want to be a...lawyer?

By Ann and Rach
Ann and Rach, two best friends, share stories and insight of their time as London based city lawyers and the fun they’ve had along the way. Join them as they talk about how they got there in the first place, how they moved ‘in house’ across the tech, luxury fashion and retail sectors and the opportunities that a career in law can offer - even during lockdown. They’re also just nice to listen to.

If you are thinking about going into law or part way along the journey, this podcast is for you.

We want to hear from you, email soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com to say hi or ask us something.
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S2 Episode 8 - OK, so he really wanted to be a lawyer!
In the final episode of season two, Ann and Rach talk to an old friend. Kyle Holling was Rach’s boss when she worked at Trowers & Hamlins.  Raised in New Zealand, he did the old rite of passage and travelled to Europe, where he’s built an incredibly successful career in private practice. We loved listening to all his insights on the life and role of a senior partner in the firm. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
30:48
December 03, 2021
S2 Episode 7 - Crafting the legal community
Ben White followed the usual trainee and private practice qualification route but that’s where his journey stopped being traditional and really gets exciting. He’d always had working in ‘media’ in mind. When he moved inhouse he saw a gap in the inhouse lawyer community, developed a media concept for it and founded Crafty Counsel. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
33:19
November 26, 2021
S2 Episode 6 - When love and law combine...
Our glorious German friend, Margarete Vale, met her husband while studying for a Masters in law. What was meant to be a short study abroad in the UK, kicked off her journey from German qualified lawyer, to English solicitor, and a subsequent move in house. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
27:44
November 19, 2021
S2 Episode 5 - What exactly IS a legal portfolio career?
Ann and Rach talk to Francesca Yardley.  Our wonderful friend, she’s had a fascinating journey from Linklaters (co-founder of the celeb wall you heard all about in Season 1) to all things ice cream, becoming an Angel investor, and is now running a portfolio career. What is that we hear you say? And how on earth does she find the time? Find out now. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
30:02
November 12, 2021
S2 Episode 4 - Olympic sized dreams
We ‘summized’ lots of things from talking to Tom Dunlop, founder of Summize (our fabulous sponsor this season). Discipline and dedication were keys to success in his badminton career. Tom transitioned to law as a backstop(!) and had a lightbulb moment when asked to summarise about 500 contracts, for the second time. Summize was born. His journey is truly intriguing. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
31:48
November 05, 2021
S2 Episode 3 - Keep an eye on your soul with the Soulicitor
What an absolute gem we’ve found in Charlene Gisele, a former lawyer. Do not make the mistake of rolling your eyes at mindfulness, you’re going to leave feeling invigorated and ready to take your career skywards. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
30:34
October 28, 2021
S2 Episode 2 - Flexing our legal careers
Ann and Rach talk to Mary Bonsor - founder of Flex Legal. Mary’s journey starts while staring out her window working a long litigation shift. Watching law students go about their day, she has the idea to harness their untapped skills and launches feet first into a gap in the market. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
31:40
October 21, 2021
S2 - Episode 1 - We’re baaaaack. Let’s go inhouse.
Thank you so much for coming back to us - this season Ann and Rach are back and exploring all the fun and alternative options open to lawyers inside, and outside the legal industry. We talk a bit more about transitioning from private practice in this episode, and as we discover, it’s not just “use those legal skills or bust”. A legal podcast on inhouse legal careers for law students, trainee lawyers, already qualified lawyers and everybody with an interest in what working in law can be like. Contact us at soyouthinkyouwanttobealawyer@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you!
29:14
October 14, 2021
S1 - Episode 7 - Introducing our Friends - Rohan Paramesh
We have a treat for you guys! This is an interview with our first, and very special, guest - Rohan Paramesh. Super cool, charming, fun and also General Counsel at a fintech startup called Habito (if you are buying, or have bought a house recently you probably know them.) A legal podcast for law students, trainee lawyers, and already qualified lawyers.
37:12
July 01, 2021
S1 - Episode 6 - Black Lives Matter! Right?
Moving through the legal industry as a Black person, with the events of 2020 at the top of minds. What’s that like? Ann and Rach discuss diversity. A legal podcast for law students, trainee lawyers, and already qualified lawyers.
30:25
June 24, 2021
S1 - Episode 5 - Maternity leave and other things
Can you have it all? Ann and Rach discuss balancing your life goals with a challenging career. A legal podcast for law students, trainee lawyers, and already qualified lawyers.
31:23
June 17, 2021
S1 - Episode 4 - Stay sane guys!
It’s a long and very challenging career at times. Ann and Rach have had those lows and highs. Listen to them share how they managed to keep it all together (most of the time). A legal podcast for law students, trainee lawyers, and already qualified lawyers.
35:31
June 10, 2021
S1 - Episode 3 - Phew, we made it to NQ
Ann and Rach share all the feelings about that crucial career transition from trainee to newly qualified. The real work starts here. A legal podcast for law students, trainee lawyers, and already qualified lawyers.
30:56
June 03, 2021
S1 - Episode 2 - How to smash being a trainee
Ann and Rach talk about their training contracts, how they made it work for them, and share some secrets they learnt along the way. A legal podcast for law students, trainee lawyers, and already qualified lawyers.
33:24
May 28, 2021
S1 - Episode 1 - Hello Fans
Ann and Rach, two best friends, who happen to be lawyers. If you are thinking about a career in law, this podcast is for you. Hear about our unique journeys in law from uni and law school, through to recruitment, training contracts and beyond. A legal podcast for law students, trainee lawyers, and already qualified lawyers.
26:60
May 27, 2021