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August 24, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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