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Global Careers Calls

English, Finance, 8 seasons, 40 episodes, 22 hours, 6 minutes
Our Global Careers Calls to employers, current students and alumni of the University of London uncovers the stories behind a range of careers and industries from around the world. These episodes provide insights into professional journeys, as well as tips to get into your chosen industry and much more.  The views expressed during these podcasts are purely those of the contributors at the time of broadcast, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of London.  To listen to previous episodes and find further resources by our team visit   Follow us on LinkedIn:  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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Remote Work and Emerging Trends: perspective from attorney Osama Malik

This week Sophie Odgers-Roe interviewed Osama Malik, an attorney and political commentator based in Islamabad in Pakistan. Osama will explain us how hybrid working is permeating the law field notwithstanding the importance of face-to-face contact in certain areas of law. Osama will also share the latest trends in the legal landscape with the appearance of new phenomena such as the legalization of cannabis, blockchain and cryptocurrency.Key points:00:03 Introducing Osama Malik: A Diverse Legal Career02:20 The Impact of Remote Working in Law03:48 Pros and Cons of Remote and Hybrid Working05:36 Remote Working's Influence on Career Starters06:54 The Future of Law Firms: Hybrid and Remote Work08:24 Adaptability and Resilience in Law10:16 Advice for Aspiring Lawyers in the UAE11:53 Emerging Legal Trends: Crypto, Blockchain, and More Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
6/5/202416 minutes, 57 seconds
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Exploring Legal Career Pathways: A Conversation with Alex McGill

In this episode our Careers Consultant Sophie Odgers-Roe interviews Alex McGill, a private client legal executive from the UK.Alex illustrates us various aspects of the legal roles in the UK, including the differences between paralegals, legal executives, and solicitors, the training routes available, the implications of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), the growth of emerging roles in legal tech, and the importance of collaboration in the legal profession.Key points:01:16 - Exploring Emerging Roles in Law02:00 - Exploring Legal Roles: Paralegals, Legal Executives, and Solicitors03:23 - The Journey and Challenges of Becoming a Legal Executive05:50 - The Impact of the SQE on Legal Qualifications08:33 - The Accessibility and Awareness of the Legal Executive Pathway10:37 - Embracing Technology and Innovation in Legal Roles12:54 - The Importance of Collaboration in Legal Work16:07- Advice for Aspiring Legal Executives Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/29/202417 minutes, 48 seconds
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Navigating Cybersecurity Trends with Tina Fernandez

In today’s episode Sophie will interview Tina Fernandez, a Technology lawyer based in London. She will retrace her career journey into the legal field from her first LLB with the University of London as a remote student in Malaysia to the launch of her own firm as Orbital Law, a legal consultancy specialised in information technology law, data privacy and cyber security. Tina will also describe us the new threat to cyber security and data privacy and how an understanding of the commercial side of the business has given her a unique insight (such as scamming emails, the introduction of artificial intelligence, remote working).Key points:[01:08] - Meet Tina Fernandes: A Journey from Malaysia to Cybersecurity Law[02:49] - The Genesis of Orbital Law: Specializing in IT Law and Cybersecurity[03:30] - Empowering SMEs with Legal Expertise in Technology[06:09] - Navigating Compliance and Data Privacy in Tech Law[08:09] - Exploring the Frontiers of Cybersecurity Trends[13:53] - The British Airways Hack: A Case Study in Cybersecurity Breach[15:49] - Commercial Awareness and the Future of Legal Practice[23:22] - The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Its Impact[26:35] - Adaptability and Resilience: Skills for the Future Lawyer Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/22/202431 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Future of Law: Insights on AI and Legal Tech from Abhivardhan

In this episode Sophie Odgers-Roe will be in conversation with Abhivardhan, a Technology Law specialist based in India. Our speaker will illustrate us the main concerns of AI globally in privacy and data protection, the use of AI judges in certain countries judicial system and the overall impact of technology in the legal profession.Key points:[00:55] Introduction of Abhirvardhan[02:14] Abhivardhan's background and Journey into Technology Law[04:05] Privacy, Consent, and AI in the Legal Sector[06:53] AI Judges and the Future of Judicial Systems[09:50] The Evolution of Legal Tech and AI in the Chinese Law[13:21] Digital Skills for the Modern Lawyer[18:14] Emerging Roles and Opportunities in Legal Tech[21:57] Progress in your Career in Legal Tech and AI[26:41] Final ThoughtsResources mentioned in the podcast:TipsyTom - AI powered legal assistant that prepares first drafts of legal documentsArtificial Intelligence Ethics and International Law - Book written by AbhivardhanThe Need to Reinvent India’s Regulatory Capacity & Intelligence for Artificial Intelligence - article of Abhivardhan featured in the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Journal Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/15/202427 minutes, 41 seconds