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...
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!”
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?
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...
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.
Nigel Jones was the first lawyer to work in-house for Google outside of the US. By the time he left, he was heading up a team of 45 lawyers across Europe and was a member of the company’s European Management Group. In 2007 he changed career and now runs his own garden design business called Medlar & Cob, which is based in London. Medlar & Cob has just been accepted by the RHS to design a show garden at this year's Hampton Co...
Tessa Armstrong qualified as a family lawyer in Birmingham before moving to London, where she worked for Macmillan Cancer Support as a fundraiser. She has now trained as a coach and has set up her own business. She spoke to us about her career changes.
mtl: Hi Tessa, please can you start by telling us about your legal career?
Tessa: I initially studied music at Birmingham University as it is a subject I am very passionate...