Which lawfluencer will win this year’s Legal Cheek Award?
We have rounded up the very best legally-minded vloggers, TikTokers and Instagrammers for this year’s shortlist in the ‘Best use of social media’ category at the Legal Cheek Awards.
Those vying for the coveted gong have been selected by our editorial team, and listed alphabetically below.
This year’s top lawfluencer will be decided by an independent judging panel, to be announced in due course.
Muslim Lawyers’ Hub
Bio: ULaw third-year law student and future Clyde & Co trainee solicitor Farzana Abdullah started the Muslim Lawyers’ Hub in 2021 to support and find role models for aspiring lawyers.
Follower count: 2,731+
Bio: CPS future pupil barrister and Sheffield University law graduate Taz Aldeek uses his YouTube channel to tackle topics such as wellbeing to training tips.
Username: Taz Aldeek
View count: 131,976+
Bio: Jordon Goodman is the ULaw third-year law student and future trainee solicitor behind the comical TikTok account, ‘The Legal Northerner’.
Follower count: 33,600+
Bio: When he’s not offering application tips to aspiring lawyers or trying to create an AI-generated grad recruiter on ChatGPT, Paul Gascoyne is a senior recruitment manager at Shearman & Sterling.
Username: Paul Gascoyne
Follower count: 7,161+
Junior Lawyer Memes
Bio: This anonymous meme account is run by a group of Hong Kong-based junior lawyers and has been providing light relief for law students everywhere since 2019.
Follower count: 13,600+
Simranjeet Kaur Mann
Bio: Simranjeet is a Bristol University law graduate and Womble Bond Dickinson trainee solicitor. Her commentary covers the whole application process, from improving applications to paralegal experience, vacation schemes and training contract offers.
Username: Simranjeet Kaur Mann
View count: 671,239+
Rebecca McNeil and Simrhan Khetani
Bio: Best friends and Cambridge law graduates Rebecca McNeil and Simrhan Khetani share snippets of their lives as trainee solicitors at Akin Gump.
Follower count: 5,379+
Bio: LSE political science graduate and future White & Case trainee solicitor Ali Obeid shares his training contract journey and application tips.
Follower count: 142,600+
Bio: Maab Saifeldin is an in-house trainee solicitor, Lancaster University law graduate and a Black practising Muslim. She gives aspiring solicitors her advice on topics such as emotional resilience, mental health, and being underrepresented in the legal sector.
Follower count: 7,330+
Bio: Durham University third-year law student and future Clifford Chance trainee solicitor Lucy Sallows, aka ‘Legally Lucy’, advises her followers on all kinds of topics including how to survive assessment centres and navigate the intimidating world of corporate law.
Follower count: 53,800+
*All figures are correct at the time of publication.
The winner of this category will be announced at The Legal Cheek Awards 2023, sponsored by BARBRI and BPP University Law School, taking place in person at The Banking Hall in the City of London on Tuesday 14 March 2023.