Alex Aldridge is the editor of Legal Cheek. He writes a weekly law column for the Guardian, and is the UK correspondent of US blog Above the Law. Previously he was associate editor of Legal Week, having begun his career with the Times.

Kevin Poulter is an employment lawyer at Bircham Dyson Bell and co-host of the #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast. In possession of a fierce work ethic, Kevin uses his downtime to pen columns for LondonlovesBusiness and the Solicitors’ Journal.

Emily Jupp is Legal Cheek’s associate editor and resident agony aunt. When she’s not helping traumatised lawyers with their problems, she’s a journalist at the Independent specialising in social media, features and cutting music reviews.

David Woodall is a soon-to-be overworked, potentially financially ruined, wannabe lawyer. He is mid-way through the GDL at a university in the south east, and writes the ‘Diary of a GDL Student’ column for the Huffington Post.

Legal Cheek’s senior statesman, The Partner, is a senior partner at a leading London law firm. His prodigious appetite for booze, and talent for observation, dovetails with a natural flair for writing and a love of disguises.

Adam Fellows is a non-practising barrister, called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in July 2011. He wants to specialise in public and media law, and at present is working as a legal researcher as he searches for an elusive pupillage.

Cat Pond is studying the LPC at the College of Law and is a Junior lawyers Division student rep. Previously she studied history of art, then completed the GDL, and hopes to go on to work for a London firm with a possible emphasis in litigation.

LegalAware is the head of the BPP Legal Awareness Society, a student society which explains the relevance of the law to domestic and international business strategy. He is also a keen and devoted legal blogger.

Sophie Khan is a solicitor-advocate specialising in actions against the police and public authorities and director of the Police Action Centre. Sophie writes regularly for the Solicitors’ Journal, and blogs at

The Training Contract Hawk (Krish Nair to his friends) is a graduate of Edinburgh University, and the GDL and LPC courses. At the moment he is working as a citizens advice bureau adviser. He blogs at

Deborah Matthews was a family lawyer for ten years before giving up private practice to return to academia, where she is studying for a masters degree in law. She writes regularly for the Hull Daily Mail and blogs at

Flora Duguid is a Leeds University law graduate. She is working as a legal adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau while applying for training contracts at London law firms, before she begins the LPC. Flora blogs at Lady of Law.

OccupyTheInns is a BPTC graduate who last year launched a campaign to occupy the Inns of Court. OccupyTheInns was called to the Bar in July and is currently searching for a pupillage. In the meantime, OccupyTheInns is working as a paralegal.

Daniel Hoadley is a barrister and law reporter for the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales. Daniel, who once turned down a pupillage, blogs at Carrefax and is an occasional co-host of the #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast.

A recent winner of the ‘best contribution by an individual’ award at the pro bono legal awards, Alasdair Stewart graduated from Strathclyde University with a first, and is currently project manager at pro bono charity LawWorks.

Cathryn Kozlowski  originally studied music, then converted to law. She is on the hunt for a training contract in corporate/commercial law, and is excited to be starting a paralegal job in the heart of London very soon. Cathryn, who has yet to take the LPC, blogs at Legally-London.

2 Responses to “Contributors”

  1. Charlie Phillips

    Hi – I’m doing the edits for a second edition of my law careers guide that came out earlier this year. I’d be interested in having a chat, as you seem to have a similarly down to earth view on life (and legal training) as I do.
    FYI – legal careers is not my main line of business. In real life I’m Head of Legal and Commercial Affairs at the UK’s Association of Independent Music.
    Let me know if a coffee or something would be of interest.
    All the best,


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