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Established in 1887, Boyes Turner has grown to become one of the UK’s leading full service regional law firms - winning UK Regional Law Firm of the Year for the first time in 2010 and repeating this subsequently a number of times.

Our lawyers regularly work with some of the world’s largest multinationals as well as successful UK and European businesses. Our specialist teams are regularly ranked as amongst the best in the UK.
48 Episodes
Janey Rankin, Trainee Solicitor interviews Barry Stanton, Partner and Head of the Employment and Immigration team. In this episode, Barry describes his experience becoming a lawyer and how it was something he wanted to do since a young age. He has had an extensive career and after working with Boyes Turner for the last 21 years he tells us his favourite aspect of his career so far.
In this podcast, Emma O’Connor, Director and Head of HR Training, is joined by Carolyn Sykes of Raise Your Gaze to discuss why menopause should be on the HR agenda.  With 1 in 10 women reportedly leaving the workforce due to menopause, at a time when retention and recruitment are tricky topics, this is an issue HR cannot ignore.  Emma and Carolyn discuss how can businesses support those who are suffering or managing their menopause symptoms, raise awareness of menopause within their workplace and champion and empower women at work.
Aimee Gaston, Trainee Solicitor interviews Julie Marsh, Partner in the Medical Negligence Team. Julie has been with the firm for over 14 years starting out as a trainee and recently being appointed as a Partner. Julie talks about her experience being a newly appointed Partner and how she balances it all.
In this podcast, we flip the idea of tales from the top and instead of answering the questions Boyes Turner’s Partner, Julie Marsh gets to ask the questions to our two trainees Meg Manganaro and Aimee Gaston. Julie talks to the trainees about their time at the firm so far. Meg and Amy answer interesting questions about what made them want to become a solicitor, what a typical day in the life of a trainee is and the difficulties that they may face.
Claire Roantree, Partner in the Personal Injury team is joined by Doctor Ian McCurdie a consultant in rehabilitation medicine and Allyson Ballard an occupational therapist who are co-founders of Remedy Healthcare UK to talk about rehabilitation in complex trauma/musculoskeletal injuries and amputation.
In this episode Paul Lowery, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate talks to Sophie Payne, Senior Associate in Boyes Turner’s Corporate team about sole directors and shareholders of private companies and the potential pitfalls that can occur in the event of their death.
In this podcast Boyes Turner’s Meg Manganaro is joined by Kim Milan, Senior Partner and Head of Personal Injury at the firm. Meg and Kim discuss highlights of Kim’s career, how she became Senior Partner and the responsibilities of the role, and what further impact she plans to make at the firm.
In this special episode, recorded live at the Law Society in London, Margarita Sivakova, co-founder and CEO of Ukrainian start-up Legal Nodes, tells Joanna Goodman about her dramatic escape from Kyiv, where she was visiting family, when war broke out. Since returning to London, Margarita has been running Legal Nodes remotely, supporting her team and their families, many of whom are still in Ukraine’s war zone, pivoting the business and launching new Web3 products. Margarita takes us through her fascinating personal and professional journey from law student in London to tech entrepreneur and wartime CEO.
Julie Marsh, Medical Negligence Partner interviews Bobby Griffin after his elective amputation. Bobby was a motorcyclist involved in a road traffic accident and was left with an injury to his left lower limb. He went on to choose to become a below knee amputee and forge a medal winning career as a Team GB parabadminton player.
As employers how can we drive forward inclusive workplaces? What are the benefits of engaging with a diversity awareness and training programme? What are the legal risks of failing to do so? In our latest podcast, Emma O’Connor, Director, speaks to Chico Chakravorty Founder of Doing Diversity Differently ( about just that : thinking differently about their ED+I programmes and what employers want to achieve from them.  Emma and Chico discuss the challenges to a successful ED+I programme, how we can be “clumsily human” and what are the postitive benefits of training and awareness programmes.
The Curious Lounge is a space in Reading town centre for people to meet, listen and learn. It opened in November 2019, three months before the pandemic struck, and immediately had to pivot online. Now it has re-opened as a community workspace and training centre, co-founder and chief mischief maker Louize Clarke tells Joanna Goodman how The Curious Lounge team – and Bernard the (girl) dog – are bringing the creative magic of community back to Reading, with digital skills and sales training that helps young people find their superpowers and get jobs, and opens the eyes of local companies to the diverse talent on their doorstep.
In this fourth and final episode in our series of contentious probate podcasts, they will be discussing the removal of executors and administrators if a beneficiary or someone else interested in a deceased’s estate considers that they are not carrying out their duties properly as regards the administration of the deceased’s estate.
In this podcast Boyes Turner’s Emma O’Connor is joined by Ian Feaver, Managing Director of Arteel UK Limited.  Emma and Ian discuss the importance of employee engagement and explore how businesses can create and maintain a of sense of purpose and togetherness however or wherever their workforce is working.  They also discuss how technology can assist us, but not drive engagement as well as the importance of aligning behaviours with company values, recognising our colleagues’ good behaviours and developing a sense of social togetherness.
Signal AI uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to connect the dots between multiple data sources, helping organisations cut through the noise and uncover information that they need. CEO and co-founder David Benigson joins Joanna Goodman to share his entrepreneur's journey from a start-up in his parents’ garage to an international company with over 600 global clients. He outlines some of Signal AI’s high-profile work around G7 governments’ Covid-19 response, and President Biden’s first 100 days in office.
Listen to Rowan Turrall as she talks to Ally Tow in the first of a series of episodes discussing contentious probate matters. In this second episode they discuss the importance of including instructions in your will as regards matters which go beyond the usual financial provisions of what should happen to your home or money in your bank.
The exponential growth in online data and services has made data management an essential requirement for many businesses. Redstor was launched 23 years ago and has evolved into an AI-powered smart data management platform. Reading entrepreneur CEO and co-founder Paul Evans guides Joanna Goodman through his journey from lawyer to tech founder with detours into opera singing and Silicon Valley tech.
Wireless Logic is Europe’s leading machine to machine and IoT (Internet of Things) platform provider. It provides the technology behind real-time applications like vehicle tracking, electronic payments, wearable/connected healthcare, and food delivery services like Just Eat. CEO and co-founder Oliver Tucker joins Joanna Goodman to discuss the massive impact of mobilising data and connected devices, transforming everything from supply chain logistics to managing social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Listen to Rowan Turrall as she talks to Ally Tow in the first of a series of episodes discussing contentious probate matters.  In this first episode they discuss changes that have been brought into effect as regards witnessing of wills as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ruth Meyer, Head of Court of Protection team at Boyes Turner discusses with Charlene Hughes some of the myths around dementia, what it means to be a dementia friend and how they can help. Charlene explains how she became aware of being a dementia friend and educating herself more around the topic of dementia. Not only did she become a dementia friend, but she also went on to complete induction training and she became a dementia friend champion.
With the perfect storm of return to work plans, holiday uncertainty, fatigue and self-isolating putting tremendous pressure on businesses, Emma O’Connor from Boyes Turner’s Employment Group asks Geraldine Joaquim of Mind Your Business how businesses can support their workforces’ mental health.
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