What Is Legal Cheek? We Explain Here

The most popular legal website in the UK is called Legal Cheek. Each month, the website attracts over 250,000 unique users, which translates to about 750,000 pageviews.

With over 300,000 followers across Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok, Legal Cheek also have a sizable social media following. Along with a sizable social media following, it also offers a careers section with information about law firms and barrister chambers.

Additionally, Legal Cheek have a network of campus ambassadors that includes almost all of the UK’s university law schools as well as the top law schools in Ireland, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

The Legal Cheek app includes over 200 independently authored profiles of the top law firms, chambers, and vocational law schools in the UK together with all the most recent breaking legal news headlines.

Legal Journalism

Alex Aldridge, a former Guardian journalist, founded Legal Cheek in 2011. The company was once based out of Aldridge’s London residence. Aldridge has experience in the legal field because to his barrister schooling.

Before beginning his career in legal journalism, Alex completed the Graduate Diploma in Law programme at the former York campus of ULaw.

He is currently one of the most recognisable figures in legal journalism after contributing to prestigious publications including The Times Law, Guardian Law, and Legal Week.

Aldridge acknowledged there had been a “lawsuit” in a follow-up interview and promised to give “accountability” more thought.

Media outlets in the UK have highlighted Legal Cheek, including the BBC, The Independent, The Telegraph, and others.

As of 2022, Legal Cheek employs Tom Connelly and Aishah Hussain as staff writers in addition to a number of columnists, including CJ McKinney, a former Full Fact reporter.

Legal Cheek Announces 2022 Award Winners

The Legal Cheek (LC) annual awards returned this year, to celebrate the top-trainee rated firms and chambers of the year. The awards are based on the results of LC’s annual survey of over 2000 trainee and junior lawyers.

Legal Cheek is a British legal news website. It also has a careers section featuring research about law firms and barrister chambers and a large following on social media.

This year’s LC Awards was held in London and welcomed over three-hundred guests from the United Kingdom’s leading law firms and chambers.

BARBRI was the sponsor of the 2022 LC Awards. BARBRI is a leader in international legal education. As global legal educators, BARBRI believe in the importance of training 21st century lawyers for a global legal career.

After a reception with Prosecco, BARBRI managing director Lucie Allen took to the stage to deliver a presentation about the SQE and the importance of diversity in the legal profession, introducing their initiative to reduce barriers to entry and strengthen diversity in the legal sector.

Legal Cheek editor and Awards host Thomas Connelly was then joined by award sponsors and LC’s student campus ambassadors to announce the winners of the 25 categories making up this year’s awards.

Having completed the BPTC at Northumbria University in 2012, Thomas Connelly practised as a County Court advocate for a year before joining the British legal news website in 2013.

Current Attorney General Suella Braverman, as well as Love Island 2021 finalist Tyler Cruickshank and X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother star Katie Waissel made special guest appearances to present the winners of categories Best Journal Contribution, Best Use of Social Media and Best Firm for Work / Life Balance with their awards.

If you would like to see the full list of Legal Cheek award winners, please click here.