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Lauren Riley

Recent Apprentice star, Founder of The Link App, Solicitor & Entrepreneur

Keen to dispel the image of a stuffy solicitor, 29-year-old Lauren Riley is anything but. Currently strutting her stuff on The Apprentice, the keep fit fan is the embodiment of today’s modern business woman and is determined to give the letter of the law a ‘facelift.’ She is a firm believer that today’s leading business women can be both professional and glamorous.

Specialising in family law, Lauren graduated from Lancaster University with an Honours Degree in law in 2006. She then completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, which she passed with distinction.

Believing she could make a real difference to her clients’ lives, Lauren chose the challenging area of family law. So many of these cases can become emotional battlegrounds but Lauren steadily navigates her way through tricky areas such as divorce, separation, finances and property; managing to keep a level head at all times.

Aware of the amount of hours spent by solicitors trying to keep their clients up-to-date, often at the expense of the paperwork, Lauren began to wonder what could be done to save precious time. Surely in the twenty first century there must be a more effective way of lawyers keeping their clients ‘in the loop’ rather than endless phone calls , emails or even snail mail. It was then she had her eureka moment and created The Link App.

The Link App is designed to provide the latest development on a case at the touch of a button. By simply ticking a box, a lawyer can inform their client exactly how the case is progressing. Or when contracts are due to be exchanged. So when the client logs in, all the information is available at their fingertips. Easy to download and user friendly, The Link App is a very modern solution to an age old problem.

Explains Lauren, “The Link App is going to revolutionise the way law firms interact with their clients and I’m so proud and passionate to be the one bringing it to the market. I really care about law firms and their clients and this will make a positive difference to both”.

How To Get Heath Back On Track

I am back on my mission to bring back health to my life and share any knowledge I collect on the way. Well I have got a treat for you. I have learnt so much in this last four days that even if I share some of it you'd get great value from reading this post. Knowledge transferred courtesy of Ti Sana Detox Resort and Spa in Italy.
20/04/2017 13:28 BST

An Adventure Weekend In Wales

When I get the opportunity to explore a little bit more of the UK and escape the city I didn't need asking twice. I had a look at Virgin Experiences as I was looking for something a little different from your usual break and I settled on Wales
26/09/2016 12:03 BST

A Weekend In 'The Lakes'

When you get the opportunity to visit the tranquillity of The Lake District you should take it! Particularly if you live in a city and work hard for these breaks away. It was a wonderful weekend and I am happy to share the experience with you.
23/08/2016 11:46 BST

How I Broke The Stress Cycle

I arrived my usual positive self but a little jaded. Considering this was a fitness holiday and not just a jolly, I had one of the most incredibly positive weeks! So many small things aligned on this trip to make it very worthwhile.
15/06/2016 17:23 BST

Fashion for Women in Business

During my vlog I interview Phoebe the young female founder of Gormley and Gamble and find out how she is smashing though barriers and bringing female fashion to historic Savile Row.
09/05/2016 15:50 BST

Winter Fashion Fix

I put this together entirely from 'high-street' fashion piece and shopping online. When you are super busy, being able to give your wardrobe a boost from behind your desk is key and the feeling when all those parcels arrive is like Christmas all over again.
13/01/2016 11:31 GMT

BBC The Apprentice 2015 The Final

Joseph is going to be successful, I don't think anyone watching the show would question this, he would charm his way into the best of any situation. He is very likeable too and I wish him all the best.
21/12/2015 22:54 GMT

The Apprentice Series 11 Episode 8 - An Ex Candidate's View

I do feel Gary's team was somehow on a road to failure as soon as the nut allergy was mentioned, that no matter what happened from that point they were lining up Lord Sugars puns about the mother going out on a stretcher etc. Allergies are a serious issue of course but no doubt the options were limited and drama expected.
26/11/2015 21:27 GMT

The Apprentice Series 11 Episode 3: An Insiders View

Ok so this episode was a combination of two of my favourite parts of The Apprentice. The abroad part and the scavenger hunt. Essentially the task is the most simple. Find everything on the list for the cheapest price. The team that doesn't gets penalised.
22/10/2015 21:41 BST

'The Apprentice' Series 11 Episode One: My View

So I expected the evening to be slightly emotionally charged, to watch a new set of candidate battle it out, where you had been twelve months ago. On the contrary I think it taught me how much had happened in my life and business since to make one year seem like a lifetime.
18/10/2015 17:28 BST

My London Bank Holiday Weekend

So for months it felt like the August bank holiday was on the horizon and I had plans to go away but as so often happens I had to work right up to and during the weekend. So dreams of going away were just that.
03/09/2015 13:38 BST

The Answer to the Modern Woman's Style Prayers

We are modern women darting around from place to place, we have too many jobs on our to-do-lists and we prioritise other things over ourselves, my business, your children, our friends. Whatever your story there are always remarkable similarities.
27/08/2015 10:25 BST

Get Fit in a Week, My Boot Camp Story

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the country retreat in Brinsop Hereford, it was truly beautiful, set in its own grounds complete with a moat and four swans. The all-female attendees stay for a week in total, it's an all-consuming experience. You stay in their accommodation, either shared or private and the rooms were lovely.
20/08/2015 09:05 BST

Standing Up for Glamorous Women in Business

The most controversial image in there is Michelle Mone posing in her underwear. OK potentially a source of controversy for some if it wasn't to promote a positive message and underwear is her business. I for one think she looks great.
17/08/2015 15:42 BST

Happy Birthday to Us - Business Anniversary

Today my business is one year old and I wanted to mark this occasion with a quick blog post to you all. We are so proud of what we have achieved in twelve short months and we cannot wait to see what the next twelve hold.
13/08/2015 14:47 BST

Mobile Phone Must-Haves

Seen as I have developed an app from scratch, you might be forgiven for thinking when it comes to mobile technology and the latest gadgets I have it all covered but you would usually be wrong. I am usually so buried in the mechanics of my business that I don't look up for air and suddenly I am out of date AGAIN.
11/08/2015 16:46 BST