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August 9, 2007

Tim Wakefield was called to the Bar in 2001 and practised as a barrister until June 2007.  However, during the last 18 months of his time in Chambers, he did a part-time MBA at the London Business School.  We asked him about mixing work with study, why he wanted to make a change from law, and about the job options available to lawyers after doing an MBA. 

mtl:  Hi Tim, please can you start by telling us about your legal...

Denise Nurse started her legal life at Charles Russell, before going in-house at Sky.  After 3 ½ years in the legal team there, she won a staff presenting competition which has led to a second career as a presenter on Sky News and Sky Travel.  However, as she enjoys it and didn’t want to waste her training, she continues to also practise law.  This year she became a director of Halebury, a legal services company which allows law...

April 19, 2007

Emma qualified into the private equity / investment banking group at Clifford Chance, where she worked for two and a half years.  Despite enjoying her job and liking the firm, she moved in 2005 to do “merger arbitrage” equity sales at UBS.  We asked her why she made this change and how she finds life on the trading floor compared to being a lawyer.

mtl:  Hi Emma, please can you tell us about your legal background?

Emma:...

November 30, 2006

Tom Randell started his career as a securities and capital markets solicitor at Linklaters. He is now a director of a strategic, financial and business communications consultancy, based in the City of London but operating internationally. It focuses on managing and protecting the reputations of its clients. Tom works with a number of domestic and international listed and private companies and we spoke to him to find out how he g...

October 19, 2006

This week we talk to Sarah Ahmed, a former equity partner who left 12 years in law behind to immerse herself in the world of wine.  She now writes about wine and runs tailor-made wine tasting events and courses under the guise of “The Wine Detective”. 

mtl: Hi Sarah, thanks for talking to use.  Tell us about your background in law.

Sarah: I decided to study law because I had good grades and doing a professional course seemed...

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