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Andrew Gore, Partner
How is Nutrient Neutrality impacting developments and housing supply?
On 16 March 2022, the Government announced that an additional 27 catchment areas, affecting […]
Clive Read, Partner & Head of Birmingham
Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web
It is vital that chambers and their barristers have strong cyber security measures in […]
Andrew Wilkinson, Partner
Charities Act 2022 – revolution or evolution?
On 24 February 2022, the long-anticipated Charities Bill received Royal Assent becoming the Charities […]
Registered Providers: the challenges of acquiring larger sites and associated planning and legal issues with development land
With the Government's mandate to 'build, build, build', the pressure is on for those […]
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Discussing leadership best practice and real business issues, ‘Shed Life’ is a light-hearted vlog from Sarah Walker-Smith who - since the government announced lockdown in March - has been leading Shakespeare Martineau from her garden shed.
A trained accountant, governor at NTU and member of both the CBI council and Society of Leadership Fellows, Sarah also has a passion for musical theatre and strongly believes in bringing your authentic self to work.
International Women's Day 2022 | Shed Life: Episode 17The theme of International Women’s Day 2022 is ‘Break The Bias’ and Sarah’s latest guest has certainly challenged stereotypes in her career. Charlotte Riley is director of cyber security consultancy CSS Assure and previously worked for the British Army and NATO – she talks about the biggest challenges she’s faced and what it’s like to work in such a male dominated industry.
Effective influence with Duncan Stevens | Shed Life: Episode 16Effective influence is important for motivating teams, retaining clients and growing your business. ‘Master of influence and persuasion’ Duncan Stevens shares his tips and even adds a dash of magic to the Shed.
Hybrid working, burnout & leadership | Shed Life: Episode 15Sarah catches up with business coach Estelle Read to discuss how the pandemic has effected leaders, how leaders can transition to hybrid working and what leaders can do to avoid burnout and reduce stress.
Imposter Syndrome | Shed Life: Episode 14For Mental Health Awareness Week we spoke to Joshua Isaac Smith - Trauma therapist and behavioural specialist, about imposter syndrome and how it can impact an individual.
International Women's Day: Sandeep Leighs | Shed Life: Episode 13This International Women’s Day we talk to Sandeep Leighs – legal director in our employment team – about her journey after losing her sight at just 16-years old.
Tour De SHMA: Joe is back! | Episode 12It’s freezing. It’s a good time for some follow-up fitness with Joe Smith, answering your fitness questions!
Prostate Cancer | Episode 11For World Cancer Day we take away the taboo of talking about prostate cancer. What are the signs to spot in yourself or your loved one? Can it be prevented and what are the myths about the disease?
Tour De SHMA | Episode 10Feeling the January slump? Qualified personal trainer Joe Smith talk through the small changes to your routine that can make a big difference in your fitness, nutrition and motivation.
Lets talk about mental health | Episode 9Covid-19 has led to a laser sharp focus on mental health. What should businesses be doing to improve the wellbeing of their teams? Sarah speaks to our Mental Health First Aiders.
How to be a disruptor in a traditional sector | Episode 7Sarah speaks to the team from RHP about how they went on to create an award-winning disruptive business model in a typically traditional sector.
Building resilience: why leaders should put their oxygen mask on first, before helping others | Episode 6Sarah talks resilience with qualified coach Estelle Read and finds out why leaders need a clear purpose, the importance of self-care and why good leaders are the ‘lighthouse’ for their team.
What makes a successful entrepreneur? | Episode 5Sarah chats with digital expert Susan Hallam, discussing the influence of role models, the attributes that make a great entrepreneur and find out what wish Susan made come true for herself during lockdown.
Why leaders can’t hide in the proverbial ‘corner office’ | Episode 4
Sarah chats with author Damian Corbet about the power of social media and the importance of leaders showing authenticity, personal values and empathy - as well as discussing his experience of the C-19 crisis.
The new abnormal | Episode 3
What is the new abnormal? Sarah introduces the concept of the ‘new abnormal’ calling upon other business leaders to join her in working collaboratively to “be the change that we want to see.” Read the original Open Letter here.
Mindset matters - let's eat cake! | Episode 2
Sarah shares her top tips about focussing on what you can control in times of crisis, and discusses how we can all get a bigger slice of cake by working together.
Introducing the shed | Episode 1
Find out why Sarah has been self-isolating for so long and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a modern CEO of a national law firm during lockdown.
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