Welcome to Legal CPD with a difference...

We promised engaging, informative content that makes you think and for our first month we hit the ground running. Hear from Ken Feinberg, a US attorney recently played by Michael Keaton in the feature film "Worth", Baroness Helena Kennedy one of the UK`s most distinguished lawyers, Gary Gallen founder and CEO of challenger law firm rradar and Ally Thomson and Emma Flood from Hey Legal.

Episode 1 - Kenneth R. Feinberg

Kenneth R. Feinberg is an American Attorney specialising in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. In 2001, Kenneth was appointed the Special Master of the US Government's September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He has since served as the Government appointed minister for the victim assistance fund following the Boston Marathon bombings, the BP Deepwater Horizon Victim Compensation Fund, and many more.

Join Johanna Boyd of Brodies as we speak to Kenneth about how he deals with the emotional nature of his work, his top tips on achieving work-life balance, and his advice to Scottish solicitors looking to adopt a 'Trauma-Informed' approach.

Kenneth's work in handling the 9/11 victim compensation fund has recently been depicted in the film 'Worth' which can be viewed on Netflix.

Episode 2 - Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent much of her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and human rights. Join us as we talk to Helena about her long fight for gender equality, the importance of values in a professional career, and her advice on being a strong leader. 

Episode 3 - Ally Thomson & Emma Flood

Is your law firm joining the digital content revolution?

In an increasingly online world creating interesting media is key to your online success.

In this episode Ally Thomson, founder of Hey Legal is joined by Emma Flood, Head of Content at Hey Legal where they discuss how important creating online content strategically is to the future success of your law firm. Ally has been involved in developing online projects for law firms for over 15 years and brings his experience as a former law firm partner to the discussion. In the talk they cover:

● What kind of content should law firms be creating,and why?
● What challenges do law firms face with content creation?
● What steps should law firms take to get started?

The talk provides practical insights and highlights the importance of creating a content plan. We hope enjoy this episode and that it may prove to be a catalyst to content creation in your law firm. For help getting started on your plan, email hey@heylegal.co.uk to discuss your needs.

Episode 4 - Gary Gallen

We are delighted to be joined by Gary Gallen, one of the most innovative lawyers in the UK. Gary established rradar in 2010 which is described as a “super fast growth disruptive legal challenger brand”. Accolades for the firm include:

- Times Tech Track Top 100 - First law firm ever to qualify for fastest growing Top 100 Tech Companies in UK
- Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA - Member of the Fastest Growing Top 500 Technology Companies in Europe, Middle East & Africa - The only legal practice using advanced technology to qualify for the top 500 - Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Awards
- Elite Company - Member of the Elite Company Global Programme delivered by the London Stock Exchange Group & Global Stock Exchanges to a small group of specially selected high growth innovative companies.

Gary is in discussion with Ally Thomson of Hey Legal, where Gary is asked:

  • Rradar combines legal expertise, digital tools and business solutions. It is widely recognised as an innovative law firm and your team includes solicitors, legal advisers, IT and in house developers, design and media specialists. Can you explain more please about your innovative approach to the practice and business of law?
  • Many law firms wish to be more innovative but don't know where to start, what would you suggest they do?

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