Meet the influencers that saved us entertained and educated over the previous 12 months

It’s the query on everybody’s thoughts: who’s going to choose up this yr’s Authorized Cheek gong for greatest use of social media?

As we countdown to the Legal Cheek Awards, right here is that this yr’s shortlist chosen by our editorial crew, and listed alphabetically under. It options the perfect of the authorized Twitter, Insta-law influencers, ‘vlawing’ YouTubers and legal-lip syncing TikTokers who saved us entertained and educated over the previous yr.

The winner will probably be introduced at subsequent month’s ceremony, an invite-only digital occasion sponsored by BARBRI on the night of Thursday 25 March 2021.

The winner will probably be determined by an impartial judging panel, made up of The Secret Barrister (nameless prison barrister, bar blogger and creator), David Lammy MP (barrister turned politician and creator), and Miriam and Jonathan Seitler, aka ‘Carpool Caselaw’ (barrister dad and daughter duo who received final yr’s ‘Finest Use of Social Media’ award).

From left to proper: The Secret Barrister (picture through; David Lammy MP (picture through Wikimedia Commons); Miriam and Jonathan Seitler, aka ‘Carpool Caselaw’

Alexandra Wilson

Bio: Junior prison and household barrister Alexandra Wilson — who revealed she was mistaken for a defendant thrice in in the future — candidly tweets about race and sophistication as she works to alter the general public notion of the bar.
Platform: Twitter
Username: @EssexBarrister
Follower rely: 45,100+

Dan Neidle

Bio: Dan Neidle, a tax associate at Clifford Chance, makes use of LinkedIn to inject levity into Metropolis regulation and has featured on a Q&A collab with company regulation meme account, ‘CityLawBois’.
Platform: LinkedIn
Username: Dan Neidle
Follower rely: 5,500+

Daniella Swinson


MY LAW STUDENTS KNOW🤣🤣 #lawschool #lawyer #propertylaw #lawstudent #lawtok #law #unistudent

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Bio: TikToker Daniella Swinson explores the humorous aspect to regulation scholar stereotypes — in 60 seconds or much less — whereas flexing her lip-syncing expertise.
Platform: TikTok
Username: @itslegallybrunette
Follower rely: 30,900+

Holly Moore

Bio: Instagrammer Holly Moore raises consciousness of different routes to qualification as she paperwork her expertise as an in-house solicitor apprentice at ITV.
Platform: Instagram
Username: @thatlawblog
Follower rely: 4,600+

Justin Farrance

Bio: Allen & Overy trainee Justin Farrance tackles range & inclusion along with his ‘Develop Mentoring’ initiative, a free mentoring service which makes use of social media to pair college students with authorized professionals.
Platform: Instagram
Username: @justinfarrance
Follower rely: 6,600+

‘Have We Received Planning Information For You’ with Keating Chambers

Bio: Taking a authorized spin on the hit BBC present, barristers from Keating Chambers got here collectively over lockdown to lift cash for the NHS as they focus on the most recent information in planning regulation and coverage from the week. One episode even options Choose Rinder!
Platform: YouTube
Username: Have We Got Planning News For You
Follower rely: 1,100+

Leticia Santoro


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♬ original sound – 🦋Leticia🦋

Bio: King’s Faculty London regulation scholar Leticia Santoro breaks down traditional case regulation together with her 60-second TikTok summaries.
Platform: TikTok
Username: @leticia.santoro
Follower rely: 48,500+

Liam Porritt

Bio: Vlogging his method by way of regulation faculty and now an IGNITE trainee at Clifford Chance, YouTuber Liam Porritt helps subscribers improve their finding out utilizing savvy productiveness ideas.
Platform: YouTube
Username: Liam Porritt
Follower rely: 82,300+

Lola-Rose Avery

Bio: Since sharing her private experiences with racism — from childhood to regulation faculty — in a viral Twitter thread, junior household barrister Lola-Rose Avery speaks brazenly about range & inclusion on the bar.
Platform: Twitter
Username: @legally_lola
Follower rely: 8,900+

Lucy Cole

Bio: Future magic circle trainee Lucy Cole embraces Instagram’s Tales, TV and Reels options to share her examine and utility ideas with the plenty.
Platform: Instagram
Username: @lucydoeslaw
Follower rely: 9,000+

Sahar Farooqi

Bio: Sahar Farooqi, barrister and associate at DAC Beachcroft, retains his LinkedIn connections motivated by talking truthfully about willpower, range and overcoming rejection.
Platform: LinkedIn
Username: Sahar Farooqi
Follower rely: 25,100+

Toby Willcocks


TikTok Legislation Faculty: Conjoined Twins 🍼🤓 #tiktoklawschool #lawschool #law #lawstudent #alevels #lawyer #learning #uni #studyhacks

♬ original sound – Toby Willcocks

Bio: Oxford and Harvard Uni regulation grad Toby Willocks outlines the authorized fundamentals in his ‘TikTok Legislation Faculty’ sequence in hope of teaching the subsequent gen of aspiring attorneys.
Platform: TikTok
Username: @tobywillcocks
Follower rely: 75,000+

All figures are appropriate on the time of writing.

The winner of this class will probably be introduced at The Legal Cheek Awards 2021, sponsored by BARBRI, on Thursday 25 March 2021.

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