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  • Samuel Clague: Increasing the representation of Black people in law

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • Samuel Clague

    Samuel Clague Founder & CEO of The Stephen James Partnership, shares his initiatives to increase the representation of Black people in law.

  • My career story: I left school at 16 – now I’m a partner

    • 6 Mar 2017
    • Richard Simmons

    Donna McCarthy left school at 16 and thought she might go into the creative sector. She is now a partner at Devonshires.

  • My career story: “I went from Clifford Chance to litigation funding”

    • 6 Feb 2017
    • The Lawyer

    Erika Levin worked in private practice for a variety of firms, including Clifford Chance in New York. She is now senior vice president and general counsel at litigation funder and insurance broker TheJudge.

  • My career story: “I spent five years in London but I moved back home to Australia”

    • 19 Dec 2016
    • The Lawyer

    David Kirkland is a Sydney born and based lawyer who currently works in the banking and infrastructure team at Gilbert + Tobin. He moved back to Australia after five years in London with White & Case, then Latham & Watkins.

  • My career story: “I left law on qualification to launch my own art gallery”

    • 28 Nov 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Ashley Cordwell trained at CMS but after qualifying this autumn, he has set up his own art gallery in Petworth, West Sussex.

  • My career story: “I left law a year after making partner at Latham”

    • 17 Oct 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Bobby Reddy trained at Slaughter and May and made partner at Latham & Watkins before quitting law in 2013 to travel. He’s now combining a PhD with a number of other projects.

  • My career story: “I retired from law aged 44 and now I’m a psychotherapist”

    • 18 Sep 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    After a 20-year legal career at Norton Rose, Shearman & Sterling and Hogan & Hartson, Jon Coppin retired from the profession at the age of 44. After a couple of years working as a psychotherapist in the NHS he has now set up his own practice aimed at helping people working in the City.

  • My career story: “I quit my dream job in law to be a weathergirl”

    • 11 Sep 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Denise Nurse trained at Charles Russell and worked in-house at BSkyB before embarking on a second career as a broadcaster, presenting for Sky News, Sky Travel and hosting Escape to the Country for the BBC. She established ‘alternative law firm’ Halebury with business partner Janvi Patel in 2007.

  • My career story: “I’m a lawyer turned novelist”

    • 24 Jul 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Alex Wade trained at Carter-Ruck and had a series of jobs in media law before a personal crisis changed his life. He continues to do legal work for newspapers from his base in Cornwall, but is also now a successful writer.

  • My career story: “I set up my own virtual firm as soon as I turned 3PQE”

    • 3 Jul 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Toby Harper trained at a small corporate firm in the West Midlands before working for Shakespeares and on secondment in-house. As soon as he was three years qualified, he set up his own virtual law firm, Harper James.

  • My career story: “I’m a lawyer turned Scottish Parliamentarian”

    • 26 Jun 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Liam Kerr trained with south coast firm Coffin Mew, before working in Scotland for Ledingham Chalmers, McGrigors and CMS Cameron McKenna. He became a freelance lawyer in 2015 and was elected as an MSP for North East Scotland in May 2016.

  • My career story: “I was an M&A solicitor, now I’m a sports lawyer at Everton”

    • 19 Jun 2016
    • Jonathon Manning

    Chris Anderson is head of legal services at Everton FC. He was previously a M&A lawyer at Slaughter and May before moving north to further his career in sports law.

  • My career story: “I moved from law into banking… now I have my own start-up”

    • 12 Jun 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Travis Leon qualified at Linklaters in 2008. Choosing voluntary redundancy in the recession, he worked as sales trader in an investment bank and is now co-founder and executive director of XRef, a programme that automates proofreading.

  • My career story: “I was pregnant at the same time I went up for partnership”

    • 5 Jun 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Jannan Crozier is a corporate lawyer at Baker & McKenzie. She was pregnant through the partnership application process, and went on maternity leave one month after being made up in 2015.

  • My career story: “I qualified and became my firm’s pro bono manager”

    • 22 May 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Rebecca Naylor was a trainee at Reed Smith until she qualified in March 2016. During the second year of her training contract she was also the firm’s pro bono manager for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), a job she took on full time upon qualification.

  • My career story: “I moved from City law to the public sector and back again”

    • 8 May 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Planning lawyer Matthew Evans trained and practised as a planning lawyer at Denton Wilde Sapte, then worked for the London Borough of Hackney before moving back to private practice with West End firm Forsters.

  • My career story: “I quit law to set up a business with my mum”

    • 27 Apr 2016

    Freddie Manson trained at Slaughter and May and worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett before leaving to set up legal recruitment business Frederick Rose with his mother.

  • My career story: “I’ve got two jobs – law firm partner and pharmacist”

    • 17 Apr 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Richard Hough qualified as a pharmacist in 1990 and as a solicitor in 2007. He continues to work as a pharmacist, despite making partner at Brabners in 2015.

  • My career story: “I went from high-school dropout to head of legal”

    • 10 Apr 2016
    • Natasha Bernal

    Mark Parry is the executive vice president and general counsel for Europe for business tech behemoth Sage. He was previously the legal and commercial director at Serco and moved in-house from a solicitor role at Ward Hadaway.

  • My career story: “I went from corporate at Clifford Chance to a niche car collector practice”

    • 3 Apr 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Damen Bennion started his career at a small regional firm, worked in the corporate team at Clifford Chance, spent time in-house at Excel, Sainsbury’s and John Lewis, and is now a partner in the niche collector car practice at Goodman Derrick.