Ruth Reid, a criminal law barrister and founder at Cake & Counsel, joins us


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Sara sits down with criminal law barrister Ruth Reid from 3 Temple Gardens Chambers and the founder of the peer-based networking society Cake and Counsel, an NGO providing support for aspiring lawyers.

Ruth is a criminal barrister with experience of both prosecuting and defending. In this episode she shared some of the main differences between prosecuting and defending in the criminal courts, in England and Wales. She discussed her previous and current roles with the Serious Fraud Office.

Ruth also told us about her dream job as a child, which is so far apart from her career in law. As part of our fun quick-fire round, she shared which celebrity she would wish to meet. Find out about Ruth’s hidden talents as well as her choice of a superpower on Tiktok! Make sure you check it out right now.

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Faareen Ali was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2019 by The Honourable society of Lincolns Inn. She is currently an Advocate for 8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings Ltd (8DB) and has nearly three years experience of representing clients predominantly within Civil and Commercial areas of law. She is also the Founder and Director at Law Simplified Ltd. Faareen was voted as one of Top 25 women to watch in business in Lancashire and featured in Lancashire Business View (LBV) for International Women's Day (2021). She is the Silver Award holder for Best Businesswoman in Legal Services 2021, and the finalist for the Innovator of Year Award 2020. Law Simplified was also awarded the Silver Award for Best New Business 2021. For any business enquires, you can reach Faareen Ali on lawsimplifieduk1@gmail.com.
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