Life With Law is a series of FREE talks offering inspiration and ideas for living a good, happy and satisfying life (whilst practising law)

20.02.2017

Mon
Feb
20
th
06:30pm

How to

love and

lead change

Speakers

Samantha Clarke

On 'Loving change'

We can all agree that 2016 was a year of change on many levels. Samantha will address how to deal with change in a positive way; be it at work, at home or on a larger scale. As change happens at an ever increasing rate, Samantha will look at strategies to embrace the opportunities it brings.

John-Paul Flintoff

On 'How to change the world'

Writer of How To Change The World, John-Paul returns to Life With Law to discuss how to identify what is most important to you and ways to overcome the obstacles that may hold you back. He comes to us to ask “How can I, one individual in a world of billions, change things?”.

11.07.2016

Mon
Jul
11
th
06:00pm

Be less busy:

how to find

time for what

really matters

Speakers

Tom Chatfield

On 'How to focus on what really matters'

This talk explores what it means to live deep and focus on what really matters amid distractions. Tom Chatfield is an author, BBC columnist, TED Global speaker and authority on technology and digital culture.

Tony Crabbe

On 'How to thrive in a world of too much'

Business psychologist and author Tony Crabbe will draw on solid psychological research to address one of the great problems of modern life: we’re too busy. He’ll show how busyness is a normal response to a world of too much, but it isn’t the only response. Practical strategies can help us to regain a sense of control.

17.11.2015

Tue
Nov
17
th
06:30pm

The secret power

of risk-taking

and curiosity

Speakers

Ian Leslie

On 'Curiosity: Why Our Future Depends On It'

Everyone is born curious, but only some retain the habits of exploring, learning and discovering as they grow older. This talk will explore why curious people tend to be smarter, more creative and more successful, and what feeds curiosity and what starves it. Ian Leslie is a highly regarded author, speaker and consultant who combines careers in writing and advertising.

Polly Morland

On 'Risk Wise'

Risk often gets a bad press. From the seemingly unnecessary actions of extreme sportspeople to the excessive risk appetites of stockbrokers the world over, the term ‘risky’ is often seen as synonymous with ‘reckless’, ‘foolhardy’ or even downright dangerous. This talk will explore whether any of us can live in a world without risk, and would it be desirable to do so? Polly Morland is an award-winning documentarian and writer.

29.04.2015

Wed
Apr
29
th
06:30pm

WORKING FAST &

SLOW-FINDING

BALANCE

Speakers

Carl Honoré

On 'The Slow Revolution'

When life is a never-ending race against the clock, everything suffers – our diet and health, our relationships, even our ability to think and work. The solution: slow down. Decelerating at the right moments can bring more depth, pleasure and meaning to our lives. It can boost our health and make us more efficient, creative and productive. In this talk, Carl will show how we can all work, play and live better by unleashing our inner tortoise.

John-Paul Flintoff

On 'Strategies for Taking Control'

How often, in daily life, do you really feel like you are in charge? And if it’s not you, who is? In the busy world we live in, it’s all too easy to believe that the demands of others – particularly in the sphere of work – must always take priority over our own wishes. This talk will help you see the ways in which you routinely hand over responsibility for your life – and practical strategies and tips to take back control.

07.10.2014

Tue
Oct
07
th
06:30pm

Making the most

of the moment:

planning less &

noticing more

Speakers

Ed Halliwell

On 'What is mindfulness?'

This session will look at the history and current understandings of mindfulness, and offer an introduction to some key mindfulness practices. Ed will outline the state of the science of mindfulness, showing how it might help us in managing stress, cultivating well-being and developing effectiveness, both personally and professionally.

Dr. Kate Hefferon

On 'Flow: What it is and what we can do to get more of it'

Have you ever been ‘in the zone’? Researchers call this state of optimal functioning: ‘Flow’. Kate will explain what exactly flow is, when we have it, why it is good and what we can do to get more of it. This talk will explore how Flow can help you live in the present, produce well-being and progress personal development.

29.04.2014

Tue
Apr
29
th
06:30pm

How to tap

into your

creative mind

Speakers

Cathy Haynes

On 'Reclaiming Creativity'

Our culture wrongly tells us that some people are creative and others (like lawyers?) aren’t. We can all learn to be more creative. It’s also essential for making the most out of life. This talk will help develop strategies, confidence and inspiration to take a more creative approach to whatever we do.

Prof. Vincent Walsh

On 'All in your Head - the Neuroscience Behind Creativity'

By understanding what happens in the brain, we can try to set up the best conditions for solving problems in a creative way and being innovative in how we think. This talk turns insights from neuroscience into practical ways to tap into the full potential of our minds.

17.04.2013

Wed
Apr
17
th
06:30pm

How to make

time work

for you

Speakers

Tom Chatfield

On 'Making time in the digital age'

This talk looks at how to avoid being ensnared by technology in an always-on world. Tom Chatfield is a columnist for the BBC, TED Global speaker, consultant, broadcaster and author.

Claudia Hammond

On 'How to perceive and control our time'

This talk looks at the nature at time and some practical ideas for improving our relationship with it. Claudia Hammond is an award winning BBC broadcaster, author and psychology lecturer.

10.10.2012

Wed
Oct
10
th
06:30pm

Finding Your

Path & Making

Things Happen

Speakers

Nick Southgate

On 'The surprising science of better decision making'

This talk will delve into the surprising science about how we really make decisions and suggest practical strategies and tips to shape our own behaviours and become the people we want to be.

John Purkiss

On 'Discovering the life that you want'

This talk will help you to discover your talents, values and mission in life – and to connect with people who appreciate what you do and are on your wavelength.