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December 20, 2012

When Jared Williams left his City legal job at 2 yrs pqe, he set up Fresh Fitness Food with the aim of being “the number 1 choice in London for those looking to transform themselves through nutrition.”  If you want more than just good intentions, then read on to find out how you can have healthy food delivered to your desk!

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

Jared:  I trained at Cameron McKenna and quali...

October 25, 2012

Emilie White is a talented wedding and portrait reportage photographer, currently based in London, although she works all over the world.  She previously worked as an IP lawyer in Paris, Dublin and Muscat.  We spoke to her about making the switch.

mtl:  Hi Emilie, please can you tell us about your legal career. 

Emilie:  I studied law in Montpellier, France (where I’m from) and then trained at a film production company i...

November 16, 2011

Nick Lindsay was a 3yr pqe corporate lawyer at Olswang until earlier this year when he set up Elemental CoSec, a company secretarial practice.  The business utilises technology to deliver company secretarial solutions and incorporations professionally and efficiently and Nick’s aim is to have a network of freelance company secretaries working remotely in a manner similar to a virtual law firm.

mtl:  Please can you start by tellin...

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...

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...

September 21, 2009

Nic Bottomley left his finance job at A&O in 2005 after working there for over seven years, in order to set up an independent bookshop in Bath with his wife (who is also an ex-A&O lawyer).  The shop has since won a string of awards including “Independent Book Shop of the Year 2008” (awarded by the British Book Industry).  We spoke to Nic about his decision to do something completely different, how he went about it and how he has...

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