Law and the Myth of Selling Your Soul

I’m sure that anyone who has told, well, anyone about wanting to be a lawyer has been told something like ‘you’ll be selling your soul to the corporate world’ or ‘ I hope you’re ready to give up all your social life’. I am pretty sure that no person (or at least no person with…

Life Before the TC Offer

I will be the first to say that my journey to getting a training contract was unusual. I’ve received numerous messages on my blog from people concerned about having only received rejections from their first or second cycle of applications and the pressure they feel to be getting firsts and all 2:1 grades, and this…

Lucie’s Summer Reading List

A lot of people have asked for my summer reading list so I thought I would share a few books that are top on my list to read this summer. If you only read one book this summer… Tomorrow’s Lawyers – Richard Susskind I was lucky enough to hear Richard at a talk a few…

Healthy Recipes in a Hurry

Lucie Liana’s Healthy Recipes in a Hurry! Perfect for exam season when you don’t want to have to think too hard about cooking but still want to eat tasty, delicious and healthy home-made stuff. New recipes added each week! Creamy Pesto Pasta (see both MEAT and VEGETARIAN alternatives below) Serves 2 Cooking time: 20-25 mins…

Being a Woman in Law

This year, international women’s day coincided with this year being the 100th year since women were allowed in law in the UK. Seeing all the posts up about remarkable women and what they have done to pave the way for women in society both at home and in work, inside and outside of the legal…

Imposter Syndrome and Integrity

I have always felt, at some times more than others, that the way other people perceive me is not necessarily true. Countless times people have told me how hard-working and ambitious I am, how I always seem to know what I want and how much I appear to have it all together. But, the truth…