Refreshing Chats

We launched our podcast Refreshing Chats in August 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, when the majority of us were stuck at home.  

While traditionally, we’d done written interviews with our clients and the lawyers we work with, we wanted to bring those interviews to life and decided to launch the podcast. 

We began with our family series, Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers, before delving into the world of commercial law for series 2 with Refreshing Chats with Commercial Lawyers.


The hosts


Duane is an experienced legal recruiter, the director of Realm Recruit and the host of Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers and Refreshing Chats with Commercial Lawyers

When he’s not hosting the podcast or running Realm, you’ll probably find him walking his springer spaniel Trevor, watching the football or enjoying a dirty kebab. 

Paula is an award-winning legal recruitment consultant and a specialist in the recruitment of family lawyers. 

She is the host of Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers

When she’s not hosting the podcast or recruiting family lawyers, you'll probably find her out on a walk around Castlefield in Manchester or enjoying a good book with a nice glass of Malbec. 

Rebecca is an Associate Consultant and a specialist in the recruitment of litigation lawyers. She is also a qualified solicitor. 

Rebecca is the host of Refreshing Chats with Commercial Lawyers. 

When she’s not hosting the podcast or recruiting litigation solicitors, she’s likely to be at the gym, catching up with friends over a glass of prosecco or walking her pug Chippie! 


The series

Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers 

Our first series, Refreshing Chats with Family Lawyers, saw Realm’s director Duane and Principal Consultant Paula had a chat over Zoom with 10 of the North’s most successful family lawyers. The series was extremely well received and has had nearly 1000 downloads. 

Refreshing Chats with Commercial Lawyers 

In early 2021, we turned our attention to commercial law and for series 2, launched Refreshing Chats with Commercial Lawyers. Our litigation specialist and Associate Consultant Rebecca joined Duane behind the mic and caught up with leading commercial solicitors from across the North West. 


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