Archive for October 8th, 2007

It had to happen….

I am grateful to a friend of mine for sending this pic over…

Good games – and England won the cricket.

I have, as it happens, not whittled away my day, and managed to do a couple of Podcasts below… one, with Peter Rouse on stress and pressure (apprpriate in the context of the pic) and one with David Jabbari, Allen & Overy, on education, training and know-how in big City law firms – below.

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Today, I am talking to David Jabbari, a qualified solicitor with degrees in law from Warwick and Oxford Universities. David joined the International Capital Markets practice at Allen & Overy (as Global Head of Know-How) from the College of Law, where he was a member of the Board of Management and Director of the College’s commercial training businesses. Prior to that, David was a Director at Bird & Bird, responsible for the management of lawyers’ education and development, and jointly owned a company established by the partners of Bird & Bird to commercialise electronic learning in the legal sector. David has written widely on these issues and formerly was a consultant to many law firms in the establishment of training and know-how systems. He has also written on areas of substantive law and is a co-author of ‘Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and the Law’, published by Macmillan. In September 2004, David was appointed Global Head of Know-How and Training for Allen & Overy, and further appointed to Associate Director in October 2005.

I ask David Jabbari for his views on the BPP degree awarding powers, the qualities needed of a trainee at Allen & Overy and the role of education, training and know-how in a leading City firm

Listen toPodcast 30: David Jabbari, Allen & Overy on know-how and training

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Today, I am speaking to Peter Rouse, founder of solicitors firm Rouse Legal and the consulting firm Rouse & Co International, IP specialist firms that together hold a unique place in the legal services market. Peter left these businesses in 2000 after 10 years hard labour and has plenty of experience of dealing with pressure and stress. Peter has written a book entitled ‘Every Relationship Matters’ published this year by the American Bar Association and already in its second print run – the book examines the importance of relationships and behaviour in legal practice.
We are going to talk about managing workload and the pressures we are expected to deal with as we progress from student to practitioner and thereafter.

Listen to Podcast 29: Peter Rouse, Solicitor, on stress and pressure


Some very useful links:

Stress at work page from CIPD

Peter Rouse, Advizory on personal growth

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