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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...

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 17, 2009

Begonia Filgueira qualified as a lawyer both in Spain and in England.  She worked at Simmons & Simmons and Freshfields before leaving to set up her own environmental law practice called Gaia Law.  Earlier this year she re-branded the company as Eric, which stands for the “Environmental Regulation and Information Centre”.  She now mainly advises governments and other institutions…

mtl: Please could you start by telling u...

June 25, 2009

Helen Hart trained at Allen & Overy before embarking on a couple of in-house roles.  After being made redundant in 2005, she returned to private practice for a few years, before moving to be an editor in the commercial team at Practical Law Company (PLC).  She leaves early two days a week so that she can do the school run, and works from home one day a week.   We spoke to her about her different roles and why her current job sui...

January 6, 2009

Elizabeth Annys has worked in a large City firm, a small City firm, a regional firm on the south coast and has now been in her role as in-house banking solicitor at Coutts in London for the last three and a half years.  We asked her about her moves and why she enjoys her current job so much.  

mtl:  Hi Elizabeth, please can you start from scratch with why you did law? 

Elizabeth:  I actually studied psychology at un...

October 15, 2008

Rowena Samarasinhe trained at CMS Cameron McKenna and qualified into their IP and Technology group in 2006.  She left last year to follow her interest in sport by working in Geneva on the broadcasting rights for Euro 2008.  She has since moved to be General Counsel of Athletics Management and Services AG in Luzern.  We spoke to her about her job changes and how she finds life in Switzerland compared to working in London....

July 10, 2008

Ming Kong was called to the Bar in 1997, where she practiced as a criminal defence lawyer before joining the Government Legal Service (GLS) in 2000. Her first GLS posting was as a prosecutor and human rights co-ordinator at the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Prosecutions. Since then she has worked at the Attorney General’s Office and is currently in an advisory role at the Department for Business, Enterprise and R...

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