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January 10, 2019

Alex McPherson trained at Freshfields and worked at Hogan Lovells until he was 6yrs’ PQE. He left to co-found his own law firm, Ignition Law and accountancy firm Ignition Financial, which specialise in advising startups and entrepreneurs.

mtl: Hi Alex, please can you tell us about your working life before Ignition Law?

Alex: I trained at Freshfields, including secondments to Goldman Sachs, Tesco and a corporate seat in Budapest, w...

August 24, 2018

Ben White spent seven years at Clifford Chance before going in-house. He now runs a site called Crafty Counsel which he describes as TED Talks for lawyers. His videos give you expert advice on how to do your job and develop yourself professionally.

mtl: Hi Ben, please can you tell us about your career in private practice? 

Ben: After studying history, I did a two year Masters in Chinese Studies before converting to law and joinin...

May 24, 2018

Geoff Dunnett trained as a solicitor in the City and worked as a Project Finance lawyer for a US firm until he left to work for a small firm that focusses on startups. After going on to do the Barclays TechStars Accelerator Program, he now works as Director of International Growth for Shieldpay, a startup escrow payments system that hopes to soon be global and which he describes working for as “super fun!”

mtl: Hi Geoff, please c...

May 23, 2018

Rohan Bilimoria worked as a private practice lawyer at Linklaters and Mayer Brown in London, Moscow and Singapore before moving to a regional in-house role at Yum! Brands in Singapore, where he currently lives with his wife Kelly-Anne and son Kairo.  He used to read Moretolaw interviews as a junior lawyer, and was more than happy to tell us his own story. 

mtl: Hi Rohan, please can you tell us a bit about your legal training...

December 20, 2012

When Jared Williams left his City legal job at 2 yrs pqe, he set up Fresh Fitness Food with the aim of being “the number 1 choice in London for those looking to transform themselves through nutrition.”  If you want more than just good intentions, then read on to find out how you can have healthy food delivered to your desk!

mtl: Hi, can you start by telling us about your legal career?

Jared:  I trained at Cameron McKenna and quali...

October 25, 2012

Emilie White is a talented wedding and portrait reportage photographer, currently based in London, although she works all over the world.  She previously worked as an IP lawyer in Paris, Dublin and Muscat.  We spoke to her about making the switch.

mtl:  Hi Emilie, please can you tell us about your legal career. 

Emilie:  I studied law in Montpellier, France (where I’m from) and then trained at a film production company i...

November 16, 2011

Nick Lindsay was a 3yr pqe corporate lawyer at Olswang until earlier this year when he set up Elemental CoSec, a company secretarial practice.  The business utilises technology to deliver company secretarial solutions and incorporations professionally and efficiently and Nick’s aim is to have a network of freelance company secretaries working remotely in a manner similar to a virtual law firm.

mtl:  Please can you start by tellin...

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