Meet the Lawyer


Technology and IP solicitor Emma Fox handles varied and complex matters ranging from contracts and software agreements to data protection. Read on to learn more about Emma’s practice and life at TLT, including how the firm enables its lawyers to find the right balance between work and other life priorities.



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A day in the life of a judicial assistant

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A day in the life of a judicial assistant
Ruth Kennedy

I am currently the judicial assistant to the master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton. A typical day varies depending on whether we are in court. If we are not in court (usually on Mondays and Fridays), I work on producing a bench memorandum for one of the cases that the master of the rolls is hearing the following week.

Cripps LLP

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Tom Evans
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University of London, King's College | Trainee Solicitor

I chose Cripps because they offered high quality work, a broad training experience and a genuine respect for the work/life balance. Many firms claim these attributes but Cripps demonstrates them with ease. Trainees are recognised as the firm's future and given all the necessary support to become truly able solicitors.

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Tattoos: still a taboo for employers?
Dear Oracle ...

I’m set to graduate with a 2.1 in history before taking the GDL, but I'm just wondering what the view is on tattoos during the recruitment stage for both solicitors and barristers. I plan on getting a tattoo that is visible while wearing a short-sleeve shirt – would this affect my applications?