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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.

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

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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.

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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 (Consulting Editor)

Keir is a Trainee Solicitor currently sitting in the Finance department at a major US law firm. A law graduate from Selwyn College, Cambridge University, his main areas of interest are Employment, Discrimination and Competition law. Outside the 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 an IT and Data Protection solicitor at a top 20 full service firm and the founder of Keep Calm Talk Law. He also contributes to Computers and Law and other sector 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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Bláthnaid Breslin (Joint Editor-in-Chief)

Bláthnaid recently graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class degree. She is currently undertaking the BPTC in London, funded by a Lord Denning scholarship, and will begin the BCL at Oxford in September. She has a particular interest in land law and social housing. Outside the law, Bláthnaid is a talented tennis player who played for the University of Nottingham Ladies’ II Team.

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Connor Griffith (Joint Editor-in-Chief)

Connor is a law graduate from the University of Nottingham with a particular interest in commercial law. He recently completed the combined LLM LPC at Nottingham Law School and is waiting to begin his training contract with a large national firm. Outside the law, he enjoys stand-up comedy and horror books.

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Sudhershen Hariram (Family Law Editor)

Sudhershen is a law graduate from the National University of Singapore. Qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor, he worked at one of Singapore’s oldest firms specialising in Family Law. Outside the law, Sudhershen is a keen footballer, having played professionally in the Singaporean S-League.

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Ifsa Mahmood (Public Law and Human Rights Editor)

Ifsa is a first-class Law graduate from Durham University who also has a master's in Public International Law at Leiden University. She is a qualified Immigration Adviser, and is currently studying the BPTC at City University funded by the Lincoln’s Inn Mansfield Scholarship. Outside the law, Ifsa has a keen interest in foreign affairs and hip-hop music.

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Carolyn McLean Hearn (Law and Social Policy Editor)

Carolyn graduated with a law degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2017. This was her second degree, having initially graduated in 2013 with a degree in Economics and Political Sciences from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Carolyn’s main interests are in commercial, company and employment law. Outside the law, she enjoys mooting, music and volleyball.

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Jamil Mustafa (Private Law Editor)

Jamil is currently studying the BPTC at BPP University. His main legal interests are contract, tort and equity. Before 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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Maimoona Nalkhande (Commercial Law Editor)

Maimoona is final year LLB student at Middlesex University Dubai. A former President of her university's Writing Society, Maimoona is passionate about developing a career as a commercial lawyer. Outside the law, she enjoys reading, travelling, swimming, yoga, cooking and watching horror movies.

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Meghan Phillips (US and Public International Law Editor)

Meghan is pursuing an LLM in Public International Law at Queen Mary University of London. From an American military family, she is a member of the Virginia State Bar. After attending the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in Political Science and French, she spent her time at law school focused on international law, immigration, and human rights.

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Our Writers

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Dena Anee (Regular Writer)

Dena is a law graduate currently working as a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal within the Real Estate department of a top 20 international law firm. She is an aspiring solicitor with a keen interest in Commercial and Real Estate law. Outside of the law, Dena enjoys music, reading, and learning languages.

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Aydeniz Baytaş (Regular Writer)

Aydeniz is currently studying for her LLM at Durham University. She is originally from Turkey, and was registered with the Istanbul Bar Association in 2016. Her main areas of interest are competition law, investment law and arbitration. Outside the law, Aydeniz enjoys playing tennis, wind surfing,  travelling and cycling.

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Ben Cisneros (Regular Writer)

Ben is a third-year law student at Selwyn College, Cambridge, currently spending this year studying law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as part of the Erasmus scheme. He has a keen interest in Sports law, and is a future trainee of boutique firm, Morgan Sports Law. Outside of academia, Ben is a keen singer and actor with a unflinching love of Wasps and England rugby.

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Adiba Firmansyah (Regular Writer)

Adiba is currently studying for her LLB at Middlesex University, Dubai. Her main areas of interest are human rights and public law. Outside of the law, Adiba enjoys running, cycling and drawing.

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Ed Harris (Regular Writer)

Ed graduated from Swansea University with a first class LLB, and is soon to begin an LLM in Law and Economics at Utrecht University. His main areas of interest are within corporate finance and developments in the business world. Away from the law, Ed is a keen footballer and also enjoys racket sports.

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Peter Lennon (Regular Writer)

Peter is a current GDL student at the University of Sheffield, having previously studied history at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He has an interest in public policy and the impact of the law on individuals, and is an aspiring solicitor in the regions. Outside the law, Peter spends most of his free time reading, writing, and begrudgingly explaining where Lincolnshire is to southerners.

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Ming Lu Ang (Regular Writer)

Ming is a second-year law student at the University of Birmingham. Through writing for Keep Calm Talk Law, she hopes to further her understanding in various areas of law and be kept up to date with the latest legal and commercial developments. Outside the law, she enjoys foreign language dramas and sketching.

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Mark O'Neill (Regular Writer)

Mark is a graduate of the Open University, where he recently graduated with a First Class Honours in his BSc (Hons) Open Degree. Mark is currently working full time for the Financial Ombudsman Service as an Adjudicator, while also undertaking an LLM in Sports Law in Practice at De Montford University with the aim of working as a solicitor specialising in sports law.

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Andrew D Parker (Regular Writer)

Andrew is a pupil barrister at Cornwall Street Chambers who intends to provide specialist advice and advocacy in relation to complex crime, police, mental health law and regulatory law. He is a former senior police detective who also holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology from Kings College London.

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Ceylan Simsek (Regular Writer)

Ceylan is a law graduate from the University of Greenwich and an LPC student at BPP University. Her main area of interest is medical law. Outside of the law, Ceylan is an aspiring children's book author. She also enjoys learning new languages and, in order to combat her fear of heights, rock climbing.

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James Smith (Regular Writer)

James is a Law student at the University of Warwick, with a particular interest in civil and commercial law. He is Careers Officer of Warwick Law Society, and is currently undertaking mini-pupillages with a view to becoming a barrister. 

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Matt Wojcik (Regular Writer)

Matt is currently a second-year law student at Durham University. He has a keen interest in international law and environmental law, which stem from his background as an international student. Outside of his LLB, Matt dedicates his time to societies, committees and outreach projects at Van Mildert College.

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