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).
Writer, Barrister & Campaigner 🖤
…Somebody stated the opposite day that I’m an “influencer”. 😳
BUT I’ve thought of it… if I can affect individuals to work onerous, pursue their dream and combat for justice then that actually is an excellent factor.
What a privilege.
— Alexandra Wilson (@EssexBarrister) January 30, 2021
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.
Follower rely: 45,100+
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’.
Username: Dan Neidle
Follower rely: 5,500+
Bio: TikToker Daniella Swinson explores the humorous aspect to regulation scholar stereotypes — in 60 seconds or much less — whereas flexing her lip-syncing expertise.
Follower rely: 30,900+
Bio: Instagrammer Holly Moore raises consciousness of different routes to qualification as she paperwork her expertise as an in-house solicitor apprentice at ITV.
Follower rely: 4,600+
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.
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!
Username: Have We Got Planning News For You
Follower rely: 1,100+
The case is R v Brown 1994 if you wish to know extra xx
Bio: King’s Faculty London regulation scholar Leticia Santoro breaks down traditional case regulation together with her 60-second TikTok summaries.
Follower rely: 48,500+
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.
Username: Liam Porritt
Follower rely: 82,300+
11 years within the making… tomorrow my pupillage ends and I lastly qualify.
I’m apparently not what many individuals image a barrister to be and am not from a ‘conventional’ background, however I did it. I’m right here taking on area. I Am a Barrister. #IAmtheBar #BHM pic.twitter.com/O69h5yGNIp
— lola (@legally_lola) October 5, 2020
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.
Follower rely: 8,900+
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.
Follower rely: 9,000+
Bio: Sahar Farooqi, barrister and associate at DAC Beachcroft, retains his LinkedIn connections motivated by talking truthfully about willpower, range and overcoming rejection.
Username: Sahar Farooqi
Follower rely: 25,100+
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.
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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