Today The Link App is one year old and I wanted to mark this occasion with a quick blog post to you all. We are so proud of what we have achieved in twelve short months and we cannot wait to see what the next twelve hold.
When I founded the company a year ago I did do so with passion and determination but even I will admit that I could never have predicted the overwhelming response that we received. This year for me has been the best of my career to date, starting a business is never easy, it’s been tough at times. However it’s been so worth every moment and the highs outweigh the lows multiples times. Continue reading
So what on earth is crowd funding?
Crowdfunding dawned a few years ago with reward-based crowdfunding on platforms such as US-based KickStarter. This is where the investor’s return is a tangible product. It’s a great way to get some ideas off the ground, but it’s only suited to a minority of businesses. Continue reading
I recently interviewed for personal development magazine The Best You, who aim to inspire and motivate people. During the interview I told my story, talked about The Apprentice, The Link App, my journey in law, I gave business and life advice and generally shared my attitude towards the world. I like to think of these as my pearls of wisdom. The videos appear below, enjoy!
What has helped you most in life? Continue reading
As I proudly begin my journey as a public speaker–having been asked to take part in presentations for various bodies from schools to the Law Society–my thoughts turn to what my message should be. I’m certainly not short of topics and my overall message is about equality and how women can have it all, without making a compromise between glamour and professionalism. However, my upcoming talk for LegalEx is aimed at the legal industry. It will have to be more tailored and deliver a message that a firm can take forward to improve their offering.
So I will start with the thing I know best: my business, The Link App. More specifically, why I created it: the frustration caused by ineffective communication between lawyers and their clients and how technology can solve this problem. Continue reading
As a divorce lawyer I am often asked what my general advice is for people contemplating or going through divorce. I thought it might be helpful for me to provide a brief summary via my blog in the hope it will prove helpful for people in this situation.
Seek early advice
Far too many times I deal with divorce cases involving assets or children disputes and the parties have attempted to settle matters themselves. They have set in motion a status quo or some transaction which is either impossible or difficult to undo and therefore their position is ultimately worse than it needed to be. This is not to discourage people working together to reach an agreement, that could ultimately save both time and money but do so in conjunction with a legal expert. Continue reading
With the auditions for series 11 of the BBC’s The Apprentice upon us, I have been approached by loads of auditionees asking for the inside scoop on the track to success. Rather than answer all their requests via social media, I will be more efficient by blogging about it instead. People will have noticed that I do not like to talk about the show much; this is mostly because I do not want to burst the bubble for the millions of people who glean enjoyment from watching it and, secondly, because I am wary of being defined by one small section of my life. Continue reading
Like any self-respecting blogger, I am a fan of the written word but I am also aware that youngsters are more concerned with visual content and, specifically, vlogs (video blogs). So much so that last week, I read an article that said successful vlogging duo Zoella and Alfie had bought a one-million-pound house from their vlogging proceeds.
Now, I’m quite content in my current career and am not planning on branching out further just yet but when I was asked to talk about my journey as a lawyer, and getting into law, I was happy to share my story in the hope of helping others. I agreed to be interviewed by lawcareers.net about transferable skills, tips for getting a training contract, transitioning from lawyer to businesswoman, and my experience as a consultant solicitor.