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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.

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

Check back soon for the next part of the series of interviews where we talk more about Rob Rinder’s media career.

 

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By Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow

Consultant | Author | Speaker | Blogger | Presenter | Journalist
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