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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...

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 24, 2018

Geoff Dunnett trained as a solicitor in the City and worked as a Project Finance lawyer for a US firm until he left to work for a small firm that focusses on startups. After going on to do the Barclays TechStars Accelerator Program, he now works as Director of International Growth for Shieldpay, a startup escrow payments system that hopes to soon be global and which he describes working for as “super fun!”

mtl: Hi Geoff, please c...

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