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!

A Level Results Day 2018

Let me first start by saying a huge congratulations to all of you receiving your results today.  You have done so well, and now starts a wondeful (hopefully) 3 or 4 years.  You will have a lot to learn, a lot to spend time on, a lot of decisions to make about options and future career choices.  You will also spend time doing extra-curricular activities whether law related or otherwise.  Making friends, going out, playing sports etc. Enjoy it.

However, I appreciate that some of you might not be so happy with the results you achieved, and some of you might be in the position where you didn’t get your first choice or any of your choices.

Please remember that this truly isn’t the end of the world. It is one stumbling block.  It does not mean that you won’t ever get to study law.  It also does not mean that you won’t go on to become a solicitor or barrister.  It does not mean that you won’t go on to be an academic or any other career.

It is one set of exams, 2 years of your life.  That isn’t the end of the world.  You also still have options, clearing, taking a year out, resitting your exams.

If you do go through clearing, then pick a university that is right for you… not just one that offers the course you want.  Now I know that for some of you, you just want to get to uni and study law and live the university life, but you want to make sure you are happy somewhere.

I also appreciate that ringing up to try and find something on Clearing, doesn’t always give you the best idea as to what something is like… so quickly do some research.  Look at their website and also social media!

So whatever you have deciced to do, remember you can turn it around.  If you are taking a year out, maybe look at some legal work experience or volunteering.  Or, go and build up some life experiences.  Being a great lawyer isn’t just about being an excellent lawyer, it is about what makes you, you.  Your hobbies, your life experiences, your part time jobs etc.

And finally, if you are about to head off to University, enjoy it!

If you have any questions about what to do, where to study, or what to expect at law school – then drop me a message.  Contact me on here, via my contact page or on any of my social media channels.  Don’t forget I have a facebook group just for law students, so come over and join that!

Rebecca x

p.s. if you fancy some pre-law school reading then check out my ebook here, or if you would like to purchase it, then click here to pay via paypal, and you will be sent the ebook within 24 hours.

Watch | The Children Act | Trailer

So I have just seen the trailer for The Children Act, and rushed to social media to share it with you all. So after that, I had to jump on here and share the link with you as well.

A quote from the trailer, “I am always too busy, the law can take over your life”.

You need to watch this trailer, watch below or click here now.

It looks at the legal system, but also looks at Jehovah’s Witnesses and how they don’t accept other people’s blood etc.  A topic covered in great depth on many a medical law module.

It opens the world to the legal discussions and debates that go on, it also shows how heartwrenching these decisions can be for those involved, and that includes the lawyers and judges.  It also shows people what judges really think about topics like this, and I don’t mean that as a generalisation.

Over the last year the nation has been gripped with medical ethics newstories, about ending treatments on very poorly children, and multiple others.  For years we have also watched the stories of those fighting for changes to assisted dying laws for people suffering from degenerative conditions etc.

I am so pleased that people are reading and speaking about these topics.  I am pleased  that this film highlights (or hopefully will when I see the full film) that it isn’t an inpersonable decision, and that lawyers and judges don’t just feel nothing.

These are highly emotive situations, and ultimately they have to go with what sits best in relation to the welfare of the child.  And sometimes, that means that the decision made, is not what the family or millions of media supporters want to see.  But it is ultimately, given the circumstances, what is best for the child.

The full information from the official trailer is here:

Starring EMMA THOMPSON, STANLEY TUCCI, FIONN WHITEHEAD

Based on the acclaimed novel by IAN MCEWAN.

Directed by RICHARD EYRE Written by IAN MCEWAN

“When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration.” The Children Act, 1989

Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.

I can’t wait to go and watch it, so far they are saying it is being released in August 2018. As soon as I have dates I will let you know!

Rebecca x