It’s Time To Talk….

You can’t escape the various campaigns, posters, social media messages and content being shared this week, reminding every time that it is Time To Talk.

Time To Talk about your mental health, any struggles, any problems you are facing.

One thing stands out to me, and whilst I am fully supportive of campaigns such as these… people need to feel like they can talk anytime. They need to feel like they have a person (or group of people) that they can reach out to anytime when things just aren’t that great, when life just gets that little bit too much, when they just need a chat.

Sometimes it isn’t about laying out all of your problems and troubles, sometimes it is just having a chat about the weather, Love Island, the latest Harlan Coben series on Netflix. A time to switch off from your troubles briefly and remind yourself that the world is still spinning, and will continue to spin when this problem, phase, wellbeing state passes or changes.

Sometimes there aren’t quick fixes to our problems or feelings, and in the moment that can be hard to understand, but there is a huge community out there, ready and willing to help you muddle your way through them, even if they don’t know what is going on.

My DM’s on social media accounts are always open, as our my emails! I am always happy to meet up with students (and lawyers) for a chat about anything.. life, work, studies.. or even the best hot chocolate, crime documentaries and holidays and everything in between.

I am always checking my message folders and emails as I frequently get messages from students who are struggling (not just with their studies, it could be life, family etc.) and whilst I am no expert and can’t always help resolve things, I am happy to listen!

Please do reach out to people, and don’t suffer in silence.

Your feelings or any problems you are facing can always be made a little easier, and don’t think there isn’t any one to just chat to. I have found the online legal community to be one of the most friendly and supportive communities. You can’t fail to spark up a conversation or join in with one on anything from law, to the best ways to cook roast potatoes, crime dramas on TV through to the best flavour of crisps (if you want my vote, it is always plain/ready salted).

So please send that DM or message. Please just have a chat with someone. You owe it to yourself as well!

There has never been a more important Time To Talk, but know that you can message me anytime, not just on one day a year!

Rebecca x

Billable Hour Cookbook – Back On Sale

Yes.. you heard me correctly. The Billable Hour Cookbook is back on sale. For all of you that missed the initial pre-order print run, you can now purchase whenever you like.

To order yourself (and your loved ones, friends, colleagues) a copy, just head to this link here. http://www.billablehour.org/cookbook

A couple of things to point out:

  1. Price is still £25 plus postage and packing.
  2. There are two post options: (1) First class post to any address in the UK for £4 (£29 in total) OR (2) Post to any international address for £15 (a total of £40) but if you do happen to live outside of the UK you may have to pay customs duty on your purchase at the prevailing rate.
  3. You don’t need to have a Paypal account to purchase, you can just simply input your card details and a delivery address.
  4. Orders are now being printed in batches. Ishan will send orders from the previous month to print on the first of the following month. So you should (all being well) receive your book within that month from being sent to print. International orders may take an additional 5-7 days.
  5. For further details Ishan has laid everything out on the website, including a walkthrough of a delivery run – so check that out.
  6. If would prefer to order 10+ copies then just email Ishan at billablehourcookbook@gmail.com – DO NOT USE PAYPAL. This is because the book price won’t change but Ishan should be able to find cheaper delivery options.

So please do grab yourself a copy, it is super easy to purchase, just click here.

Rebecca x

Quick Link – 2TG Moot 2019

For those of you that hadn’t seen the link, or any information, here is a very quick link to the 2TG Moot! http://www.2tg.co.uk/the-times-2tg-moot/

In short, any student can apply, LLB, LLM, BPTC, GDL, LPC etc. And you can apply with someone from a different university as well. You just have to be registered on a course when you apply, it doesn’t matter if you graduate this summer!

Good luck if you do apply! Let me know on social media if you do.

This website is currently under a couple of updates so check back soon for the updated version where you can view more recent content.

Rebecca x

Happy Christmas | 2018

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.  Whether you celebrate or not, I hope it is relaxing and you get to spend plenty of time with your loved ones, family and friends.

As always, thank you so much for your support this year.  I will do a full round up post for New Year but I just wanted to say a quick thank you.

Thank you for your support online, sharing blog post links, retweets, and much more.  Thank you for coming and saying hello at events, for emailing and tweeting me questions and for engaging and sharing my content.

I feel lucky to have developed some brilliant friendships over the last few years online through my blog and I really value your support and love.

Thank you for putting up with me being a total legal geek as well as lover of all this crime/prison related – books, documentaries, dramas and podcasts… as well as my endless photos of Costa Coffee hot chocolate.

Wishing you the most amazing Christmas!

Love

Rebecca x

The Children Act | Film | August 2018

So I am back from America… and guess what? The Children Act has a UK release date. 24th August 2018… for those that haven’t seen it.

Check out my old post all about The Children Act and the trailer.

I am so excited, the film looks like something the legal geek in me will love… and Emma Thompson is usually in pretty good movies.

I have not been to the cinema in forever, but as soon as I saw the trailer, I sent a message to my mum when I was away saying we had to go.

However it seems it is only on in limited cinemas which is annoying and during the day (not ideal if you work).. Let me know if are going to see it though.

Rebecca x

p.s. I am guessing it will appear on Netflix or Amazon Prime at some point.. or maybe even sky movies!