The legal community on social media is growing rapidly. As people become more and more accustomed to sharing their opinions online, legal professionals and law students are starting to use social media as a business tool and shed some light on a somewhat mysterious industry. There are several people that stand out on the platform, and we wanted to share a few of our favourites from micro influencers to big hitters.
Amelia Platton @neurodiverselawyer
Neuro disability advocate and law graduate Amelia Platton uses her Instagram account to highlight the challenges that people with neuro disabilities face in their careers, as well as providing guidance for other aspiring lawyers dealing with similar conditions. Follow Amelia for tips for succeeding at work while living with a neurodiversity.
Chrissie Wolfe @chrissiewolfe
No list of top legal influencers would be complete without Chrissie Wolfe. After quitting her stable job as a medical negligence solicitor during the pandemic to become a freelance content creator, Chrissie has been blazing trails on Instagram and Youtube for years now.
Eve Cornwell @evecornwell
After earning her law degree in 2021, Eve made the unusual decision to pivot her career and moved into a project management role in the emerging field of legal tech. She has documented her life in and outside of the law, providing insight into both a student at Bristol University as well as working for a magic circle law firm. Follow her on YouTube for lifestyle vlogs on and deep dives on legal issues making the news.
Holly Moore @thatlawblog
Holly has been vocal in inspiring others to look at alternative routes into the legal industry. After completing her apprenticeship, she is now a fully-fledged solicitor with the company after becoming one of the first people to qualify as a solicitor via the SQE route, studying for the exams alongside her full-time job. Follow Holly for advice on the Solicitors Qualifying Exam and day in the life content and insightful Q&A’s.
Emma Lilley @inhousepotter
Alongside her role as sole legal counsel for UK&I in a global company Emma Lilley of In House Potter uses her blog and social media platforms to educate her followers about the realities of working in-house. Emma is passionate about sharing her knowledge of in-house practices, despite not having taken a traditional path to success.
Justin Farrance @justinfarrance
Lawyer Justin Farrance, founder of Grow Mentoring, tackles diversity and social mobility not only by using his own platform to discuss these issues but also by pairing students with mentors from similar backgrounds via the mentoring initiative he founded. Grow Mentoring pairs aspiring law students with legal professionals of similar backgrounds and interests to increase access to the profession. For anyone considering a career in law, this is an invaluable resource.
Liam Porritt @liam.porritt
Clifford Chance trainee Liam Porritt Vlogging his way through law school and is now an IGNITE trainee at Clifford Chance. Liam helps his subscribers enhance their studying using super helpful productivity and organisation tips and offers an insight into his life as a lawyer.
Lorraine Chimbga @lorrainechimbga
Lorraine is an IGNITE trainee solicitor at Clifford Chance and up and coming legal influencer. The founder of the blog Life of a London Law Student, she offers advice to her followers on staying true to yourself and your passions outside of work, even if you have a demanding job. Follow Lorraine for tips on productivity, personal development, and her gorgeous art time lapses.
On her Instagram and YouTube channel Nadine produces content on securing your first role in the legal industry, helpful tips for a successful Vacation Scheme and/or Training Contract application, and advice on how to ace your Assessment Centre. After Nadine experienced challenges in finding a Training Contract, she is now on a mission to help others navigate the legal industry successfully and with confidence.
Tyler Cruickshank @tylercruickshank_
Well known for his time on Love Island in 2021 Tyler is a law graduate who recently started studying for the SQE exam with BARBRI. Though we can’t classify Tyler as a fully-fledged legal influencer just yet we’re excited to be supporting him on his journey to becoming a solicitor.
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