It’s half-term – yay!

I’ve enjoyed a short break from court hearings to catch up on various fronts. Including this:


Sophia with a guitar.

And this (Felix with scooter):

But hoping for less of this:


Somehow, we’re almost half-way through the year and I’ve been reflecting on how 2018 has been for me so far. ‘Busy’ comes to mind.

Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been up to:

Glencore pic

And that’s just some of my content-marketing, which wraps around my regular job of advising clients. I’ve had a busy diary with legal work spread across a dizzying variety of areas, including:

  • A discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal valued at over £1 million;
  • Instructed in an international banking case involving jurisdiction issues and breach of the terms of a letter of credit;
  • Advising clients in the education sector, including teachers, parents, local authorities and Unions;
  • An ongoing challenge to the government’s power to detain EEA nationals (see press release from Duncan Lewis: ‘High Court grants permission in complex EEA unlawful detention claim‘);
  • Acting for a Windrush client (before the scandal erupted) in a legal challenge;
  • Multiple judicial reviews against central government, includingdecisions to detain and refuse to accommodate destitute persons.

Looking ahead, my goals for the rest of the year are:

  • To launch my own online legal education platform – name & date TBC – with practical tips on legal practice and covering a mix of commercial, civil & public law topics, as well as lifestyle hacks and fun stuff for lawyers and those entering the profession;
  • To continue to work with the best possible collaborators;
  • To stimulate my network with top quality, relevant and engaging legal-themed content every day.

So, what have you done so far this year that you’re proud of? What are you hoping to acheive in the remaining 6 months of 2018? I’m interested, so let me know in the comments.👇🏽👇🏽

Likewise, contact me if you’re interested to discuss your legal training and education requirements.

[Postscript: I do virtually all of my video and image work myself, which probably explains its amateurish quality, but intend to enlist help soon].

Posted by Ben Amunwa

Founder and editor of Ben is a commercial and public law barrister with The 36 Group. He gives expert legal advice on employment, public law and commercial disputes to a wide range of clients.

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