Back in the spring, Legal Business asked whether a professional social media presence is now a ‘must-have’ for the modern lawyer, in a feature which also acknowledged that ‘what is trending one week can be quickly forgotten the next’. And while the post-Covid return to the office has since gathered pace, lawyers’ love for LinkedIn …
In the early days of the pandemic, James Bremen began posting direct-to-camera explainers on Covid-19 legal issues, before branching out into career advice on making partner and successfully building client relationships, attracting thousands of views with the minimum of fuss
Emma Lilley, UK and Ireland head of legal at HR and payroll management company SD Worx, has built an audience of over 10,000 followers on Instagram, and leveraged that platform to successfully lobby the Law Society to hold its first-ever regional admissions ceremony in Leeds
A former barrister at both DAC Beachcroft and DWF, where he led the advocacy unit, Sahar Farooqi now has more than 40,000 followers on Linkedin, an audience which has afforded him numerous networking opportunities online
After almost a decade at Irwin Mitchell, Chrissie Wolfe set up on her own in 2017, using social media to build her a successful business on the back of the connections gained through various online platforms
When taking stock of the markets over the last 12 months, it is safe to argue that tougher times must inevitably be afoot. While upheavals wrought by the pandemic may have largely receded into the rearview mirror, the volatility that has come to characterise recent times shows no sign of abating, with the Ukraine war …
BCLP global inclusion and diversity client relationship partner Daisy Reeves on why the UK can’t rest on its laurels in the fight for inclusion and the role Big Law needs to play in change. What was your experience like coming out in the professional world and were there any challenges you faced?
Allen & Overy DE&I ambassador Justin Farrance on the challenges still facing the City law LGBTQ+ community and how social media can drive change. You use social media as a key platform for advocating for LGBTQ+ representation – what led you to start doing this?
Old Square Chambers’ employment and discrimination barrister Robin White talks to Amy Ulliott about transitioning at the Bar, the need for visible role models and why the official gender recognition process needs to change Did you find it easy to come out at work, and were there any particular barriers that you faced?
Three years ago, as the outside world shut down, the legal profession faced an extraordinary challenge – staying connected to colleagues and clients with no in-person contact. Lockdown saw a huge spike in social media use, and while personal use was a given for most lawyers, few had yet been convinced by its professional value, …