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January 11, 2007

Simon Thorp trained at Slaughter and May and worked for five years as a corporate/commercial lawyer at Clifford Chance, before setting up onside law LLP with two friends, Oliver Hunt and Jamie Singer.  The firm offers specialist advice in the sport, fashion and entertainment sectors, representing a wide range of clients from well-known celebrities to large corporates.  The partners are passionate about these industries and claim...

December 14, 2006

Stephan Ford trained at Freshfields, was a partner at Eversheds for nine years and now teaches property and debt finance on the LPC at BPP in Waterloo.  We asked him about his career and how he found the move out of private practice.

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

Stephan: I trained at Freshfields, including a six month seat in Paris.  I qualified into the property department as I enjoyed th...

November 30, 2006

This week we spoke to Alice Hardy, who used to work in the technology, media and telecoms department of Lovells.  At just under one year’s pqe, she decided to put the corporate world behind her and left the City to work as a human rights lawyer.  We asked her how she found the transition and whether she has any advice for solicitors wanting to switch to this practice area post-qualification.

mtl:  Tell us about your legal ca...

November 2, 2006

This week we spoke to Rachel Joyce, who is in the enviable position of being able to combine her legal career with a serious sporting interest during the working week.  She has negotiated a part-time arrangement with Taylor Wessing, which allows her to train as a triathlete and do personal coaching for two days a week, while still working as a solicitor for three days a week.

mtl: So tell us about working at Taylor Wessing befo...

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