Archive for March 10th, 2011

Tonight’s discussion: An analysis of the implications of the ECJ Insurance case – Women in the Law – Sexism – Contempt of Court – Libel Reform – And Catrin Griffiths talking about The Lawyer and new media, blogs and Twitter



You may find these blog posts and articles of interest for further analysis of the topics discussed.

Insurance: http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2011/03/01/is-car-insurance-discrimination-ruling-completely-bonkers/

Contempt of Court: http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2011/03/07/avoiding-contempt-of-court-tips-for-bloggers-and-tweeters/


Libel reform: http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/PDF/What%20should%20a%20defamation%20bill%20contain.pdf

I’d like to thank Lawtel, WestlawCassons For Counsel, City University Law School David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters SolicitorsIken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors,  JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the podcast  – and the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.

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Today I am talking to Suzanne Dibble, a former City lawyer who has branched out on her own to set up Lawyers4mumpreneurs

I am an ex City lawyer who wants to enjoy flexibility of working whilst bringing up a young family. Does that sound familiar?

So after 12 years of working for a top City law firm and blue chip companies, I decided to set up my own legal services practice which allows me to work from home and plan my work to fit around my family. As a result of this process, I am passionate about helping other mothers in the same position as me, namely mums who have decided to set up their own business for the very same reasons. Hence Lawyers4Mumpreneurs was born!

We talk about Suzanne’s background as a City lawyer and then as an in0house lawyer before looking at her new venture running a virtual law firm using online technology and social media. We also discuss the reality of  ‘glass ceiling’ for women in the law.



My thanks to BPP Law School / BPP University College for sponsoring this series of podcasts.

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