In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined by Adam Heppinstall QC of Henderson Chambers. During the episode Adam explains Henderson Chambers’ pupillage process and discusses some of his most memorable and noteworthy cases, which include the Nuclear Test Veterans Saga, Seroxat group litigation, and an ongoing dispute concerning Total Energies.

Talking points include:

02:35 – Overview of Adam’s practice, role as Director of Pupillage Training, and his career journey to Queens Counsel

06:20 – How to secure pupillage at Henderson Chambers

24:50 – Nuclear Test Veterans Saga: a case concerning veterans of Britain's 1950s nuclear bomb tests in the Pacific Ocean and Australia who claim their cancers and illnesses were caused by radiation.

32:08 – Seroxat and GlaxoSmithKline: a case concerning group action litigation against the pharmaceutical giant

41:00 – Total Energies: a climate change law challenge to a LNG plant in Mozambique

49:44 – Adam’s words of wisdom

Read the Total Energies High Court judgment here.

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In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined by Mark Robinson, criminal barrister at Great James Street Chambers.

Mark has gained a reputation as being a maverick who fiercely defends clients at court. However, before his career in law, Mark was a BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter and professional DJ for over 20 years playing throughout the UK, USA, Canada, and Europe.

He was a music producer, having released an album with the Ministry of Sound, and has been responsible for several high-profile remixes of chart hits for artists such as David Guetta and Akon.

During the episode, Mark talks about his unconventional route to the Bar and the benefits of being a mature student and career changer when entering the legal profession.

Mark also provides his advice to student lawyers who are deciding on which profession within the legal industry to pursue, and explains the current strike actions taken by criminal barristers.

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In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined by Alex Jay, Partner and Head of Insolvency and Asset Recovery at Stewarts, litigation specialists, ‘a law firm like no other’.

During the episode, Alex and Stephanie discuss the collapse of the online fast fashion retailer, Missguided, from an insolvency point of view, and talk about the commercial challenges that the company faced in the lead up to its fall into administration.

 

Overview of episode – 01:50

Overview of Stewarts and Alex’s role in the firm and his insolvency and asset recovery practice – 02:40

Missguided: its commercial challenges, legal difficulties, and the directors duties – 04:40

Could the collapse have been mitigated? The importance of knowing your client (“KYC”) and commercial awareness – 16:47

Government schemes which aid distressed companies – the Covid-19 rent moratorium and employee furlough – 18:15

The Frasers Group buys Missguided out of administration via a pre pack administration deal (pre pack explained!) – 23:35

Legal action and claims made by Missguided’s suppliers, unsecured claims and wrongful trading explained! – 28:50

Pursuing wrongful trading claims – is it worth it? – 36:00

Order of priority of creditors in administration – 40:30

Is it lawful to be sacked via automated telephone message? – 43:55

Key takeaways that online retailers should consider – 45:22

Alex’s words of wisdom – 46:30

 

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In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined by David Brear, CEO of 11:FS.

During the episode, David and Stephanie discuss some of the most talked about FinTech apps, and the hottest banking and financial services trends.

The first part of the episode David provides advice on how to win on the battlefield of banking and build billion-pound transformations by building stamina, resilience and learning from mistakes.

During the second part David reveals everything there is to know about FinTech, digital and digitalised banking, and financial services, such as:

  • Who is leading the FinTech community
  • B2C news and trends with FinTech giants, Klarna, Nubank, Apple, Google, Starling Bank, and Monzo
  • B2B trends and how the likes of Goldman Sachs and BlackRock are adapting to the changing FinTech landscape
  • How Fintech can help corporations and consumers improve ESG spending, and the realities of greenwashing and carbon off-setting
  • Cryptocurrency, the Bank of England, and the financial crash of 2008.

Check out the Fintech Insider Podcast by 11:FS - The #1 business podcast for FinTech innovators, influencers, and those eager to learn – link to podcast here: https://fi.11fs.com/

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In this episode, Stephanie Anais speaks to Josh Lewison, barrister at Radcliffe Chambers with an onshore and offshore practice who is also admitted to the state bar of California.

Josh provides his advice on how to succeed during pupillage and when starting out at the Bar, talks about some of his most interesting cases and reveals what it’s like to be an offshore barrister (it’s not all about money laundering and tax avoidance schemes!).

Josh also shares his experience taking the California Bar, provides his top tips on passing the exam, and how a dual qualification can positively impact a lawyer’s professional and personal development.

Read Josh’s arguments in the Ball v Ball [2020] EWHC 1020 (Ch) here: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2020/1020.html

Watch The Laundromat to learn about the Panama Papers scandal, and when offshore work really is all about money laundering and tax avoidance schemes! The movie is available to stream on Netflix.

Succeeding in pupillage – 04:05

Getting started at the bar – 14:25

Memorable case 1: Ball v Ball – 23:43

Memorable case 2: Paratus AMC v Lewis 27:40

Offshore elements – 36:25

The US Bar – 48:30

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In this episode, Camilla Uppal speaks to Ayaz Saboor, qualified non-practising solicitor, mentor and investor.

Ayaz provides insight into his recent experience as a trainee solicitor, providing advice and tips for student lawyers and aspiring lawyers. Ayaz provides details about the seats he completed, the tasks involves, and how to excel as a trainee!

Ayaz also discusses The Commercial Law Pathway, an online platform he founded which aims to help aspiring lawyers to secure the role of their dreams! 

Learn more about The Commercial Law Pathway: www.thecommerciallawpathway.co.uk

Follow The Commercial Law Pathway on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-commercial-law-pathway/

Follow Ayaz on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayaz-s-35496a93

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In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined by Thom Lumley, Partner, and Georgia Parish, Solicitor Apprentice, at Plexus Law.

During the episode, Thom and Georgia both talk about their journeys into the legal profession and their exciting career histories and highlights.

Stephanie, Thom and Georgia also have an in-depth discussion about the Plexus Apprenticeship Scheme and how it compares to a traditional training contract.

To learn more about the Plexus Apprenticeship Scheme and apply, visit the firm’s website: https://plexuslaw.co.uk/apprenticeships/

Listen to Thom’s recommended podcast, ‘Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques’ by Matt Abraham, here: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ll0MwobDt1JW9gYaOONEo

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Camilla Uppal is joined by Professor Peter Crisp, Deputy Vice Chancellor at The University of Law, to discuss the benefits of studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2022.

Peter explains what the LPC is, how the course is structured, taught and examined, in addition to outlining the benefits of studying LPC this year given that there are now two courses on offer.

If you would like to find out more about the University of Law, contact them to ask questions, or book a campus tour:

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Camilla Uppal is joined by Rita Gupta, an award winning family lawyer, and co-founder and managing director of LGFL Ltd, a boutique family law practice. 

In this episode, Rita explains what life is like as a family lawyer, the skills and personality that family lawyers require, and provides tips and advice for aspiring family lawyers. 

Rita also provides fascinating insight into the legal issues raised by Netflix shows the Tinder Swindler and Bad Vegan from a lawyer’s perspective. Rita explains how these issues can be identified and how the law can protect victims. We also touch on the No Fault Divorce reforms and the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. 

Connect with Rita:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-gupta-50423026/?originalSubdomain=uk
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2vGtRdU6rBqayDdpgyG4Kw

 

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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Charlene Gisele, a former high flying London lawyer, who, after a serious personal health scare and subsequent burnout, made a decision to step back from practice. Charlene is now a biohacker and coach-consultant in health and wellness, helping high-performing corporates to prevent burnout, and practice sustainable working and living habits. 

In this episode, Charlene discusses the topic of biohacking and how it can help us all to improve our standards of living and working, also providing us with biohacking tools and techniques that we can start implementing into our personal and professional lives today! Charlene also explains the early signs of burnout, how to avoid it, as well as providing tips for working long hours as a law student, lawyer, or in a similar corporate role. 

Charlene has been featured in a plethora of publications such as Lawyer Monthly, Woman&Home, Women’s Fitness, Stylist magazine, The Guardian and The Metro to name a few. Charlene was also a guest on the podcast in 2021, and you can listen to the previous episode here: https://pod.fo/e/ee7ab

If you are interested in connecting with Charlene and learning more about her work you can find the details below:  

Website: https://charlenegisele.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlene-gisele-bourliout/ Instagram: @charlenegisele
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CharleneGisele 

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