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Keep Calm Talk Law is a forward-thinking modern take on the traditional law journal, with a unique ethos and unique values.

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We take contributions from both aspiring and practising lawyers.

We do not assume prior knowledge of the topic at hand, making our law journal uniquely accessible to non-lawyers, students and practising lawyers alike.

We will never charge for online access.


We give passionate people the ability to publish their views to a wide audience, where otherwise they might not have had the chance.

Contributors are given the opportunity to develop practical skills from an early stage in their career.

Readers receive high quality legal commentary, without costly subscription fees.


We provide contributors with unrivalled editorial support. Each article receives on average two hours of editorial review.

We support our readers by providing them with a wide breadth of commentary, allowing them to keep up to date with legal developments outside of their everyday practice area or profession.


We take the best aspects of traditional legal publishing, and combine them with the 21st Century.

We start from the bottom up. Modern practising lawyers often want the same as lay people; less academics, more practice, and more opinion.

We encourage contributors to be thought leaders, thus starting discussions on important issues.

The Management Team

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Keir Baker (Editor in Chief)

Keir is a recent law graduate from Selwyn College, Cambridge University and a Future Trainee Solicitor at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. Outside the realm of law, Keir is an accomplished goalkeeper in both football and hockey, as well as a keen actor and pianist. He is a long-suffering supporter of Middlesbrough FC.

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Chris Bridges (Executive Editor)

Chris is a trainee solicitor at a top 20 full service firm and the founder of Keep Calm Talk Law. He is primarily interested in privacy, technology/IT and construction, also contributing to Computers & Law and other industry specific publications.

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Ben Brown (Bar Outreach)

Ben graduated from Durham University in 2012 and is currently a tenant at a leading London Chambers specialising in all areas of Criminal and International Criminal Law. Prior to this Ben was a paralegal in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of a large American law firm.

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Samuel Cuthbert (Private Law Manager)

Sam read Philosophy at Durham University, followed by the GDL funded by the Lord Brougham Scholarship and a Hardwicke Scholarship from Lincoln's Inn. Sam is now spending a year, prior to undertaking the BPTC, to develop his legal interests in a paralegal capacity. His legal career is starting in a M&A paralegal role at a large Viennese firm. He is a passionate speaker and has his sights set firmly on a career at the bar.

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Alexander Barbour (Criminal & Environmental Law Editor)

Alex has recently graduated from the University of Birmingham, achieving a First Class Honours degree in Law. His main interests lie in issues concerning human rights, criminal justice and the environment. Alex recently received the Albion Richardson Award from Gray’s Inn to fund the BPTC, which he is currently undertaking at the University of Law, Birmingham.

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Matt Bogdan (EU & International Law Editor)

Matt graduated with an LLB (2:1) from Durham University in July 2014. Most recently, he has been assisting with research on comparative company law at the Durham Law School. Matt is primarily interested in the TMT sector, but has also been involved in matters of public international law through Durham United Nations Society.

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Anirudh Mandagere (Law and Social Policy Editor)

Anirudh is a GDL student at City University on a Lord Bowen Scholarship and Hardwicke Award from Lincoln’s Inn. He studied History at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University and graduated in 2014 with a First-Class Honours Degree.

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Annie Morrin (Public Law and Human Rights Editor)

Annie is a caseworker for LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) where she specialises in securing legal support for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Previously, she completed a training contract as a Silver Circle firm and graduating with a French and Spanish degree from King's College London. Outside of law, Annie enjoys travelling, practising yoga, eating pizza, drinking wine and enjoying time with friends and family. 

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Jack Slone (Private Law Editor)

Jack is a second-year law student at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University. He has a keen passion for legal issues which affect the day-to-day lives of people in society, such as criminal law, medical law, and the law of negligence. Outside of law, Jack enjoys a number of sports including cycling, squash and snooker or indulging in his guilty pleasure of American TV programs and box-sets.

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Our Writers

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Connor Griffith (Regular Writer)

Connor is a third-year law student at the University of Nottingham with a particular interest in the impact of technology on the law. He hopes to train and qualify as a solicitor at a regional firm, after having completed his combined LLM LPC. Outside the law, he enjoys stand-up comedy and horror books.

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Ben McGuckin (Regular Writer)

Ben is currently studying an LLM in International Law at Durham University after having graduated from Northumbria University in 2016 with a First Class LLB. He has a strong interest in international human rights law and how international criminal tribunals can vindicate justice for victims of serious human rights abuses. He is also a keen fencer and enjoys video games and rock music.

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Jamil Mustafa (Regular Writer)

Jamil is an aspiring barrister set to begin the BPTC at BPP University in September. His main legal interests are contract, tort and equity. Before turning to the law, Jamil graduated with an MPhil in American History with Distinction from Clare College, Cambridge, and with First Class Honours in Government and History from the LSE. Outside academia, Jamil enjoys cricket, rugby and rowing and is a staunch supporter of Manchester United FC.

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Mark O'Neill (Regular Writer)

Mark is a final year BSc (Hons) Open Degree student with the Open University where his studies have encompassed business and legal students. As well as this, Mark also works full time for University College London at the Institute of Education as a Facilities and Health & Safety Coordinator. After completing his studies, Mark is looking to study the GDL and LPC with the aim of working as a commercial solicitor in the city.

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Jack Turner (Regular Writer)

Jack is a law graduate from the University of Manchester and is currently working for as an analyst for a 'Big 4' accountancy firm. He has an interest in current affairs, business and commercial law, while also being a talented and passionate musician.

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