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February 17, 2011

Hannah Wiltshire took voluntary redundancy from CMS Cameron McKenna in order to set up a beautiful website and e-newsletter service called This is Your Kingdom (TiYK).  It’s an insiders’ guide to lovely local things to see and do all around the UK and it aims to raise awareness of small local businesses and enterprises.  We spoke to her about why she did it and how it’s going.

mtl:  Please can you tell us about your legal ca...

February 3, 2011

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...

December 16, 2010

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...

November 4, 2010

After growing up living around the world, Louise Soraya Black worked at several top City firms and PLC before winning a prize for her first novel, which was published in October 2010. Her book is a love story based in Tehran and she drew on her experiences of living there as well as the fact that she is half-Iranian. She is now focusing on her career as a writer and looking after her young son. 

mtl: Hi Louise, please can you tel...

November 2, 2010

After leaving first Slaughter and May, and then law completely, James Hodson did a Masters in Creative Advertising at University College, Falmouth.  He is now a junior copywriter at Agency Republic and is enjoying every minute of his new career in advertising.  We spoke to him about making such a big change.

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

James: After doing history at LSE, I left university...

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...

December 17, 2009

Carlo Buckley left his job as a corporate assistant at Baker & McKenzie to import and trade organic ingredients for food manufacturers.  While doing this he met his current business partners and this year they launched Mr Organic, a brand of organic food products which you can buy from a range of stores. 

mtl: Hi Carlo, please can you tell us first about being a lawyer. 

Carlo: I studied Biological Sciences at the University...

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