Journalism

NEWS

Deutsche Bank to refuse to pay for trainees and NQ lawyers after panel overhaul (Legal Week)

March 2017: Led a story about the first major move by a bank on this side of the Atlantic not to pay for junior lawyers, a practice known to be more commonplace in the US.

Law Society writes to Gove as Brexit throws UK firms’ EU offices into question (Legal Week)

July 2016: Got in touch with the Law Society after Brexit for an article about issues facing UK-based firms. Among many potential issues, some may have to restructure their offices in some European Union (EU) states.

Freshfields, A&O and Slaughters lawyers register in Ireland as Brexit fears mount (Legal Week)

June 2016: Before the Brexit vote, I found out some UK-qualified lawyers were already applying to the Law Society of Ireland amid fears they may find it more difficult to practise EU law.

Turkey’s PVC suppliers warn of tax loophole for Mexican imports via EU (Platts)

February 2014: I discovered that Mexican PVC producers were enjoying a tax loophole to Turkey via the EU and researched the trade route for a news story.

Asian natural rubber prices fall 30% on year on glut in Chinese supply (Platts)

March 2014: I researched the commodity financing trend in China and how it affected the rubber market while working in the Singapore office. I also coordinated an Asian data set with the team there for our news site and recorded a podcast, available to download as part of the Platts Energy Spotlight series.

Turkish polymer demand sinks due to currency turmoil (Platts)

January 2014: I led a team article about a sharp drop in the Turkish lira which caused payment issues in Turkey’s plastics industry. We won ‘Story of the Month’ for this piece.

Cardiff cuts march hears calls to mobilise more protests (The Guardian)

October 2010: Multi-media news article about the reaction to the government spending review: around 300 protesters from across Wales marched through the city centre in opposition to the cuts proposed to public services. I worked on the piece with a course-mate. I filmed the protest and carried out some interviews and he wrote up the story. We also wrote a shorter piece about a smaller protest ahead of the demonstration.

FEATURES

‘There are enough ambitious men around’ – female practice heads on making it to the top (Legal Week)

March 2017: I developed and wrote a piece on female department heads at top UK law firms for International Women’s Day. This involved setting up numerous interviews and collecting data on the number of women with management positions.

Senior moment – are law firms missing out on talent by having so few partners over 50? (Legal Week)

April 2015: Spoke to veteran lawyers who qualified in the 1970s including Martin Lipton, who founded New York firm Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz,  and Slaughter and May M&A partner Nigel Boardman.

Notes on a scandal – how law firms can avoid the pitfalls of social media (Legal Week)

February 2015: Interviewed PR heads and employment lawyers on how law firms can avoid social media disasters. I wrote the article after the legal sector hit the national headlines when a Clifford Chance trainee published a YouTube video calling on Muslims not to be so apologetic following the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris.

Petchem firms eye free-trade deals as EU raises barriers (Platts)

December, 2013: I carried out research and set up interviews with consultants and lobbyists for a feature about EU trade tariffs and free-trade trends.

INTERVIEWS

The rise of the boutiques: Signature Litigation on mergers, referrals and plans for growth (Legal Week)

May 2017: I spoke to the founder about trends in the legal boutique market.

White & Case aims to go ‘toe to toe’ with magic circle in M&A push led by trophy CC hire Sarch (Legal Week)

February 2017: I interviewed the London managing partner and a new partner hire about their plans to compete with the magic circle.

‘We are not Google or Apple’ – how Clifford Chance is tackling legal services innovation (Legal Week)

September 2015: I spoke to the law firm’s new innovation head about his plans to cut costs for clients through new services and technology.

Sasha Serafimovski – What we’ve got is Las Vegas and no one coming because there is no gambling (The Independent)

June 2011: I interviewed internet entrepreneur, Sasha Serafimovski, during my one-month internship with the paper.

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