Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Podcasts for the College of Law

Podcasts for the College of Law

During August I recorded a series of podcasts for The College of Law – and a most enjoyable way to spend a bit of time during August it was.  Their facilities at the Multi-Media Unit really are excellent and the team extremely organised – radio sound booth, television studio, and kit which enthusiasts like me can only marvel at!

I’ll give you a quick preview… of a few of the people I talked with…. the full list will go up as soon as The College of Law publishes it on its website….

They are in the same style I use for my Charon QC podcasts – save that I recorded them in the College of Law’s state of the art recording facilities so the sound quality is very much better than I can achieve using skype and a PC! I didn’t wear a dinner jacket – but I have to say everything was very organised and smooth.  All I had to do was do the research and talk to our guests. Why are BBC interviewers paid so much?!

I talked to some fascinating people – Simon Myerson QC about pupillage, Professor Stephen Mayson about the likely impact of the Legal Services Act, Tom Kilroy, General Counsel Misys PLC,  about the role of General Counsel and a career as an in-house lawyer, Sir Nigel Knowles, CEO of the world’s largest law firm, DLA Piper,  about his views on the future and how DLA Piper differs from the magic circle firms, and Professor Richard Susskind gave a fascinating insight into his views about the future of the legal profession set out in his latest book The End of Lawyers?.

I thoroughly enjoyed talking, also, to the CEO of the new Supreme Court, Jenny Rowe. There are more – we anticipate about 13 –  in the initial series and The College of Law plans to start putting these out shortly. I’ll provide links, of course, when they start to appear on The College of Law website.

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