Month: January 2020
You don’t need to have a child to enjoy flexible working
Having children is not a pre-requisite for working flexibly. There are many child free solicitors who crave a more flexible working life. Some practices look at those solicitors askance, wondering why on earth they need to work flexibly when they don’t have children to worry about. Imagine what it must be like to want to... Read more »
Recruiters – Is there a binding agreement in place?
When it comes to recovering placement fees, some clients may try to wriggle out of paying you because they didn’t expressly accept your terms of business. Basic contract law states that in order for a contract to be binding, it must be communicated to and accepted by the other party. However, a contract doesn’t actually... Read more »
It’s a new dawn, its a new day, it’s a new life for me…and I’m feeling good
I’ve had this song in my head since the turn of the New Year. It’s a great song and Nina Simone is a fabulous artist but for me, this is all about the timing. 2020 is not only a New Year and a new decade but it’s also a new way of working for me.... Read more »
Dads who are solicitors deserve to have it all too
I often write about solicitor mums, but I didn’t want this to be to the exclusion of dads. To suggest that solicitor dads don’t need the representation in the legal profession that mums do, wouldn’t sit comfortably with me. Feminism is incredibly important to me, but it is a means to equality, to which dads... Read more »
How I Am Changing Women’s Lives – One Solicitor At A Time
New Year, New Life How I Am Changing Women’s Lives – One Solicitor At A Time I guess that might be a bit of a sweeping statement, but it’s not untrue. And it started with my own. I had become a cliché of the working professional mother. Stressed, tired, guilt-ridden and unfulfilled. Every weekday had... Read more »
First Friday Lunch Club – February 2020
Happy New Year! The First Friday Lunch Club invites professionals in Brighton and Hove to come together to network and enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch at various fantastic venues in Brighton and Hove. We are very excited to let you know the next First Friday Lunch will be taking place on Friday 7th February... Read more »
GDPR issues – Do work emails count as personal data?
“Work email addresses don’t count as personal data, right?” We’ve heard this a lot recently. The simple answer is that individuals’ work email addresses are personal data. If you are able to identify an individual either directly or indirectly (even in a professional capacity), then GDPR will apply. A person’s individual work email typically includes... Read more »