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Rob Rinder in the media: past, present and future

In December 2019 Rob Rinder kindly give me a review for my book 101 Habits of an Effective Complainer. Having kept in touch since then, I recently undertook a series of exclusive interviews with him.

Last week I published the first interview where he spoke about his  barrister journey: Rob Rinder – From Barrister to TV Judge

This time I ask him about his media career.

Robert Rinder and Helen Dewdney on Zoom

I asked Rob Rinder what the favourite part of his media career has been

Rob feels very privileged to have been able to do what he has done/is doing and talked about that privilege as well as what he really thought about Strictly and celebrities who moan about the public!

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney about the favourites part of his media career

 

What do you wish people would ask you but never do?

Rob talked about the questions he gets asked and it’s worth pointing out that he didn’t tell me any of my questions were stupid! 😁

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney about the questions people ask him

 

What is the biggest misconception anyone had or has about you?

Rob talked about the importance he places on what people think of him and talks about the time when his mother told him off after a filming of Judge Rinder.

Helen Dewdney asks Rob Rinder about the misconceptions people have about him

 

What do you think will be next for you?

Rob talked about subject matters he would like to cover in documentaries in future.

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney about what he would like to cover in future media work

 

Rob talks about his complaining habits with me in the 3rd and final part of the interview series.

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Helen Dewdney & Rob Rinder – exclusive interview Part 1

Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow talks to Rob Rinder

I had the great pleasure of chatting with Rob Rinder in a series of exclusive interviews. He is extremely knowledgeable, very warm and open. And he can talk big time! Rob spoke about life as a barrister, in the media and his own personal complaining habits.

Rob Rinder – From Barrister to TV Judge

Today we start with talking about his life before the media.

Robert Rinder and Helen Dewdney on Zoom

How did you become a barrister?

Watch the interview to see how Rob started on the path to become a barrister. He also talks about why his mentees could not do it that way now.

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow about how he became a barrister

What are your thoughts on the barriers on diversity in law and what needs to be done?

Rob touched on this in the previous question and I was keen to explore his opinions of the issues more. He talked at length about how  some things are getting better and others worse.

He even reveals who he thinks and hopes will be the first female Lord Chief Justice!

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow about diversity in the legal profession

What was your most interesting case?

This was… really very interesting! Rob talked about a couple of his high profile historic cases. It was fascinating to hear Rob’s perceptions of people and processes involved. His cases included gang-related violence and unsupported young soldiers in Iraq.

What's the most interesting case Rob Rinder has been involved in?

Did you say “lips moving still talking” or “you Moron” in court?

“You moron” was often used by Rob on the programme Judge Rinder and always raised a laugh both in the mock courtroom and for viewers at home. However, it is important to state, in case you don’t watch the video, that neither Rob nor I use the word “moron” any more. The reason for this is provided here.

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow about how he spoke to clients and staff

Did you ever have a time when you felt  or knew your clients weren’t telling you 100% of the truth and you had difficulty defending them?

This is a question that people often want to ask lawyers and barristers! Rob makes some clear differentiations and provides some intriguing perspectives.

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow about perspectives of clients truth

Will you ever return to being a barrister?

Rob spoke briefly (strange but true!) about this and touched upon his charity work. He actually does a great deal and it is important to him.

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow about returning to being a barrister

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney about empowering people

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney about empowering people

Part 2 Rob talks about his media career, the highlights and what’s next

Rob talks about his complaining habits

Be empowered to assert your consumer rights!

Complaining Cow BooksFor more help, advice, tips, information and templates buy  How to Complain: The Essential Consumer Guide to Getting Refunds, Redress and Results!

and 101 Habits of an Effective Complainer! (and see Rob Rinder’s review!)

Rob Rinder talks to Helen Dewdney about empowering people