Career Change Hub

Here you will find articles and inspiring stories designed to support you if you are contemplating a career change.

Loads of practical advice, recruiter insights and career changer stories.

The Importance of Belief in Any Career Change

In this article, I share some of my favourite advice from the late Steve Jobs. As well as being generally inspiring, it is relevant to lawyers contemplating any form of career change. It’s about believing that things will work out for you in the future even if the future path is not yet clear to…

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Commercial Disputes Lawyer to Lecturer – Simon Price

Interview with former DLA Piper & DWF lawyer, Simon Price. Can you briefly summarise your career as a lawyer. During my time as a lawyer I specialised in commercial litigation for a range of corporate clients and I was fortunate to work for some excellent firms who gave me wonderful opportunities to learn and work…

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Silver Circle Lawyer to Art Gallery Owner – Ashley Cordwell

Interview with former CMS lawyer, Ashley Cordwell. Can you briefly summarise your career as a lawyer. My career as a lawyer was rather short, to be honest! I began my training contract with CMS in the Corporate department in 2014. From there I moved to the Bristol office working in the Real Estate department on…

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Financial Regulatory Lawyer to Government Legal Service to LPC Tutor to Director of Legal & Governance – Tobias Latham

Interview with former Linklaters & Government Legal Service lawyer, Tobias Latham. Can you briefly summarise your career as a lawyer. I commenced my training contract in September 2006 at Linklaters in London. I sat in the financial regulatory department, derivatives and structured products, real estate and litigation. I qualified in September 2008 just as the financial…

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Legal Assistant to Self-Employed Electrician – “Little Miss Electrical”, Cathy Cockin

Interview with law career changer, Cathy Cockin.   Can you briefly summarise your career as a legal assistant. I worked at Shulmans for 6 months as a legal assistant in the Conveyancing Department. I then left to go to Ison Harrison for a role with a bit more responsibility. I worked in the New Build…

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Competition Lawyer to Setting Up a Designer Kitchen Business – Sofia Bune

Interview with lawyer career changer, Sofia Bune. Can you briefly summarise your career as a lawyer. I am Swedish so studied in Sweden and also did a Master in European Law in Belgium. I started my career with Lovells in Brussels doing competition law. I was there for three years and then moved to London…

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Sports & Media Lawyer to Executive Coach & Career Consultant – Matt Oliver

Legal Career In-House Sports & Media Lawyer at Sky Sports in London and Foxtel in Australia. New Career(s) Executive Coaching & Career Consultancy/Coaching Career Change Story Initially, I left the legal profession to set up my own property business and to pursue my interest in coaching by working as a performance coach. I spent a lot of…

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The Time is Now…

A reminder the clock is ticking… If you are contemplating a career change and haven’t read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho I highly recommend it. It may well inspire you to follow your dreams and take action despite any fears you have.

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