You’ve heard of the singing detective, but the singing lawyer? Slaughter and May associate Serena Kern (pictured) is showcasing her musical talent with the release today of her new EP, My Promise.

How has the singer-songwriter managed to find time for both her passions of music and the law? As well as getting support from her firm, she says: ‘I have never believed in giving up and compromising. I enjoy working as a solicitor in the City and I love music. It comes down to time management.’

Kern also credits the law with helping her musically. ‘I used to be shy,’ she says. ‘Being a lawyer has helped me to come out of my shell and that has helped with my music performances.’