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The 10 biggest career stories of 2016

Written by: Tabby Kinder
Published on: 19 Dec 2016

The Lawyer’s My Career Story series is one of our most popular features, in which we profile lawyers who have done something different in their careers.

Here are some of the best from the last year – from the partner who combines his practice with a pharmacy business to the one who has quit law to become a poet. Read the whole series here, or use the links below to read our Top 10.

Top 10 ‘My Career’ stories

“I quit law a year after making partner at Latham”

“I was pregnant when I went up for partnership”

“I left law to become a poet”

“I’ve got two jobs – law firm partner and pharmacist”

I was at Freshfields for 33 years – now I’m a career coach”

I left law to set up a business with my mum”

“I was a mature student, now I’m a partner”

 “I quit law to be Olswang’s head of corporate responsibility”

“I went from high-school drop-out to head of legal”

“I quit my dream job in law to be a weathergirl”