The Secret Diary of a Lawyer: How to Survive and Thrive in a City Law Firm (Paperback)
Rumours abound in the world of big city law firms, but nothing could have prepared Belle for life as a lawyer - the outlandish characters she met and the crazy situations she encountered. So, she decided to keep a diary.
The book, written under a pen name, is part memoir, part office manual, part self-help guide for a law student, new lawyer or indeed anyone curious about working in the city. Each chapter depicts a true story from Belle's diary and ends with a moral.
The book gives an intimate account of the experiences of a veteran solicitor in the wacky world of a big city law firm. It shares insights only someone from the trenches of the legal world could acquire. It provides a wealth of knowledge and has advice from someone who readers, especially brand-new solicitors, will feel they can trust. There's also a good dose of humour in the stories, especially through the bizarre situations and quirky personalities Belle encountered along the way.
With plenty of cringe-worthy examples, Belle shares bits and pieces from her own life in an attempt to help the uninitiated figure out what she wished she had known early on in her career.