Networking as an introvert

As I mentioned, I have recently changed roles (again). I’m still in private practice doing largely legal aid work so I wasn’t expecting much of the job to change, just the people and the work environment. My current firm is much more vocal about employees’ skills and successes, though. I’m also one of the firstContinue reading “Networking as an introvert”

Back to work and routine

Contrary to popular belief, my team and I do not get the whole festive period off. There are certainly some places where solicitors shut up shop for 2 weeks. But not those of us that work in social care. In fact, December and January are often our busiest periods. After all, nothing triggers a mentalContinue reading “Back to work and routine”

So this is Christmas…

The festive period is very much upon us now. I know, through my personal and professional life, that this can be a difficult time for many people at the best of times. And I think it’s fair to say that this isn’t ‘the best of times’. For me, Christmas is about spending time with myContinue reading “So this is Christmas…”

Burn out, fatigue and a hypothetical fresh start

It may (or may not) surprise you to learn that whilst a large number of people study law each year, a fairly small proportion of those people actually have careers in law. And an even smaller proportion actually end up as qualified solicitors or barristers, but it’s true. Using just my own experience, I wouldContinue reading “Burn out, fatigue and a hypothetical fresh start”

Finding time to relax… without feeling guilty

I am not sorry that it has taken me so long to get the final post in my series about court processes up on here. Yes, you read that correctly. I’m not sorry. I would have liked to get it sorted for you nice and quickly, but the thing is, I have taken some leaveContinue reading “Finding time to relax… without feeling guilty”