Abbie Bauckham and Molly McKenna present Virtually Legal! Our podcast focuses on issues affecting law students and the world we’re entering. Email v[email protected] LinkedIn: Virtually Legal Podcast
Life After Law - Recruitment
Gishan Abeyratne, former Associate Director at Think Legal Recruitment, explains how to get comfortable being uncomfortable in new professions, and why turning himself into a "human fireball" helped land him a job as a broker...
11/03/2023 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
Life After Law - Mediation
Clare Sieber, GP and mediator, explains the role of a mediator, how to break into the profession, and why lawyers might struggle getting to grips with it!
19/02/2023 • 22 minutes 18 seconds
Life After Law - Consulting
Chrissie Wolfe rejoins Virtually Legal to debunk popular myths about consulting, explain why she moved away from private practice and give practical guidance on what you need to consider before doing the same.
16/01/2023 • 23 minutes 18 seconds
Can I add you on LinkedIn?
We were joined by Olly Haddock from the LYLG and LYPN to discuss how to network in person and make relationships beyond adding someone on LinkedIn.
Listen to find out why we think this episode should fondly be named "hand-contact"!
25/04/2022 • 28 minutes 37 seconds
The Business Behind Law
We were joined by Mathew Currie, the Chief Legal Officer at Minster Law, to discuss how to sell yourself to a client, how law firms stay profitable and the biggest challenges facing law firms currently.
18/04/2022 • 19 minutes 40 seconds
Commercial Awareness v Commercial Analysis with Peter Watson
We talked to Peter Watson from Watson's Daily about how to analyse news articles!
11/04/2022 • 23 minutes 44 seconds
We were joined by Maia Crockford from My Legal Career, a Level 7 Solicitor Apprentice and Bruce Humphrey, Head of Legal Apprenticeship Programmes at BPP. We discussed what a solicitor apprentice is, how to become one and the differences from university.
07/02/2022 • 30 minutes 32 seconds
How to tailor your application with Shoosmiths
We talked to Samantha Hope, Graduate Recruiter at Shoosmiths to discuss how to actually tailor your TC application!
01/02/2022 • 30 minutes 18 seconds
How to Ace the LPC with Shannon Tong!
Molly and Abbie dive deep into how to perform well in the LPC. We talk to Shannon a Trainee Solicitor about how she managed, completed and ACED the LPC. We also discuss how the LPC is different from university and how you can best prepared.
Let us know what you think!
20/08/2021 • 22 minutes 44 seconds
Trainee Tips with Shearman & Sterling trainee solicitor
Saoirse O'Dea is a trainee solicitor at Shearman and Sterling, currently completing a seat in International Arbitration. Saoirse spoke candidly about her experience, how to impress your supervisor and how to stand out.
18/08/2021 • 18 minutes 14 seconds
Assessment Centres with @legallypossible
We spoke to Mia Siddique aka @legallypossible about every stage of an assessment centre, from interview to group task. Between us we have completed out fair share of successful and unsuccessful assessment centres and we want to share with you everything we have learnt along the way.
16/08/2021 • 27 minutes 49 seconds
The SQE with Chrissie Wolfe
We sat down with Chrissie Wolfe to discuss all things SQE. We talk about what the SQE actually is, funding and the dreaded question for many whether to do the LPC or SQE (Abbie is still yet to decide). Alongside that we have a very fun chat to please do listen and share.
25/06/2021 • 30 minutes 42 seconds
How to turn your vacation scheme into a training contract
We talk to Magdalena Karcz, Graduate Recruitment Officer at Pinsent Masons. From how to best perform on tasks, to how much you should ask and how best to interact with trainees and partners. Listen to discover more!!
23/06/2021 • 39 minutes 49 seconds
Working from Home with Iyanu and Leah
We sat down with Iyanu Ilupeju, trainee at WFW and Leah Steele, mental health expert, to discuss WFH. We discussed how to best perform during your training contract when working from home, how to create boundaries, prevent burnout and much more...
Listen to find out!!
21/06/2021 • 27 minutes 57 seconds
What to Wear; When and Where
What you wear goes beyond surface layer superficiality. In this episode, we discuss how what you wear in a corporate environment says about you, but also about the culture of the company perceiving you.
13/12/2020 • 24 minutes 21 seconds
Diversity and Inclusion with Wendy Ramshaw
We sat down with Wendy Ramshaw, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Squire Patton Boggs, to discuss how a profession that has historically been coined "male, pale and stale" is being brought into the 21st century.
29/11/2020 • 26 minutes 10 seconds
Cryptocurrencies and Aiding Financial Inclusion
This week, Abbie discusses cryptocurrencies and how they can aid financial inclusion, particularly in developing countries. With 1.7 billion people still 'unbanked', could crypto be the solution?
and thanks to Matt Berrick and Will Foulkes for informing my research.
15/11/2020 • 12 minutes 40 seconds
In-House with Tom Haines
In today's episode we are joined by Tom Haines, an Employment Solicitor at Jaguar Land Rover. We discuss what it is like to work in-house and all of its benefits.
Let us know what you think and don't forget to check out or LinkedIn and Instagram account.
01/11/2020 • 20 minutes 4 seconds
Women in Law
We interviewed Claire Convery about her dissertation which centred on women in law and the obstacles they face. This episode is thought-provoking yet light-hearted and definitely worth a listen!
18/10/2020 • 26 minutes 33 seconds
Non-Legal Work Experience with Sophie Warren
Today we discuss how to utilise your non-legal work experience in a training contract application. We are joined by Sophie Warren the founder of LegallyRun.
We appreciate any feedback you may have: Email us on [email protected]
05/10/2020 • 23 minutes 43 seconds
Life as a paralegal
We were joined by Aaliyah Freemantle, a paralegal at Seddons, to discuss life as a paralegal and whether this route is helpful when trying to secure a training contract.
21/09/2020 • 20 minutes 11 seconds
How to Research a Law Firm
We speak to Bethany Wren from LawCareersNet about how to effectively research a law firm and some of the different things you should consider as part of your application and decision process.
06/09/2020 • 29 minutes 39 seconds
Mental Health with Leah Steele
Today we discuss Mental Health with a large focus on Mental Health in Law. Our guest today, Leah Steele, has founded Searching for Serenity. Leah: 'Stress is built in to the job description of lawyer; it's our job to become aware of where perfectionism and the need to prove ourselves makes that stress, toxic.'
You can find her in the following places:
Molly does her first solo episode, exploring what has been happening with Boohoo, what it illustrates about the retail industry and, most importantly, what this means for law firms and their clients.
09/08/2020 • 16 minutes 40 seconds
Virtual Internships with George Maxwell
This week we discuss virtual internships with George Maxwell. We cover the pros and cons of virtual internships and the distinctions between virtual internships and virtual vacation schemes.
Don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know what you think.
26/07/2020 • 20 minutes 50 seconds
Online Networking with Lauren Moore
We spoke to Lauren Moore, founder of the Global Tech Loop, and discussed how to go beyond your comfort zone and network online.
12/07/2020 • 22 minutes 9 seconds
We discuss how to get the most out of networking opportunities.