David Woodall

‘If The Firm Was a Person, How Would You Describe Them?

Now that he’s finished the GDL, David Woodall finally has some time to sample the delights of law firms’ training contract application forms. The GDL is over. Stressful, difficult, but worth it, hopefully… I keep telling myself that even if I’ve failed and have wasted thousands of pounds, at least I have a little legal… Read more »

#RoundMyKitchenTable: Twork Experience, Fairy Tales & City Lawyer Fat Cats

Earlier this week, law student David Woodall set out some etiquette for asking lawyers for work experience on Twitter. Podcast co-host Kevin Poulter, an employment lawyer at Bircham Dyson Bell, and Barbara Hamilton-Bruce, director of legal operations at the Accident Advice Helpline, like David’s style – but advise students against moving in for the kill… Read more »

File-Sharers Start Religion to Exploit Legal Loophole

Follow @DiaryofaGDL Huffington Post columnist David Woodall wonders what will happen if Kopimism catches on in Britain After jumping through a lot of legal and bureaucratic hoops, a church whose central belief is the right to file-share has been formally recognised by the Swedish government. The establishment of the Swedish Missionary Church of Kopimism by… Read more »


Follow @DiaryofaGDL GDL student David Woodall isn’t convinced all work experience is worthwhile It dawns on you very quickly as a law student that good grades are not going to be enough to land a perfect training contract or pupillage. You need work experience, too – however meaningless that experience may be. To anyone out… Read more »