Taking the QLTS OSCE Part 1 during the Coronavirus Pandemic (and 10 Practical Tips)

I took the QLTS OSCE in August 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. London wasn't really locked down but everyone still had to follow all the covid restrictions - face masks, social distancing, hand sanitising, etc. I took Part 2 first, and, if you haven’t seen it yet, I wrote about what happened here. I had [...]

2020 Review: My First Year Away

Like everyone else, my year was pretty wild. After going through this review process though, I realised that my 2020 wasn’t actually terrible. Looking at the big picture view of my year, it seemed pretty bleak — I’ve tried (and failed) to look for work in a new country in the middle of a pandemic. [...]

QLTS MCT Day: Pre-Coronavirus Pandemic

I took the QLTS MCT in January 2019, well before any restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The QLTS MCT is a one-day exam covering the following subjects: The English Legal System & EU LawConstitutional Law & Judicial ReviewProfessional Conduct & Solicitors' AccountsFinancial RegulationTaxPropertyContracts LawTortsCriminal LawEquity & TrustsBusiness LawHuman Rights The MCT is [...]

Getting Married in Scotland: The Legal Requirements

Scotland is one of the most beautiful places to get married in - so many castles, medieval structures, men in kilts 😉 Here are some legal requirements you'll need to look into while you're planning your perfect wedding. Registering with the Local Registrar during the coronavirus pandemic Before booking any venues or other suppliers, check [...]

Why you should speak up about the Anti-Terrorism Bill

There are many lawyers who have already written articles about why they think the Anti-Terrorism Bill is problematic: here, here, and here. But there are also other lawyers and people trying-to-sound-like lawyers who have (quite condescendingly) argued in favour of the Anti-Terrorism Bill. A few lawyers have said that since the law hasn't been passed [...]