What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law?
The idea is that they hand me a problem, a brief, and I give them back a solution – hopefully quite quickly, affordably and nicely!
What gets me out of bed in the morning
Having a life that has many facets so that I am never quite sure what my day will bring, and that is a fantastic thing. It’s also important to aim to help someone at some point along the way.
An entrepreneur I admire
There’s a lot of glamourising of entrepreneurship despite the fact that the reality is a lot of hard work and perseverance. That is why I have chosen the entrepreneur who said this: “Entrenepeurship is tough. You must love the process, not the stuff that the process buys you.” He’s Andrew Almack who founded Plastics for Change, a platform for communities to make a stable living out of plastic waste.
What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf?
Malcolm Gladwell (either his books or podcasts). His ‘deep delves’ into social science whilst also cutting out all the boring bits are absolutely brilliant. Interesting fact: Gladwell did an analysis of the famous US law school entrance exams (LSATs) concluding that they rewarded those who could think the fastest but that did not necessarily mean those people would make the best lawyers. Discuss.
A social cause I care about is…
For me, society starts right on my front door so I focus on the problems in my immediate community, supporting anything from a local hospice to tree-planting initiatives. Having said that, I am also a huge fan of Camfed, an amazing amazing organisation that educates young women in Africa.