"I founded Law Career Plus to provide a one-stop lawyer career service for those wanting more from their careers.

It's the resource I wish I had when I made my career moves as a lawyer, both within law and when leaving law altogether.

From many conversations with other lawyers over the last 25+ years, it's clear others have a similar need."


Matt Oliver

Founder, Law Career Plus

(Career Consultant, Executive Coach, Former FTSE 100 Lawyer)

The mission of Law Career plus is a simple one: to help lawyers thrive in their careers.

Most people (including my former lawyer self..!) can spend more time planning their summer holiday than their careers.

I'm a former lawyer with my own personal experiences of three significant career pivots during my 10-year legal career.

I've been supporting lawyers with their career changes and career development for over a decade.

My aim is to help you take control of your career & enjoy greater career satisfaction.

As well as blog articles, lawyer change stories and alternative career suggestions, I offer one to one coaching if you want support and guidance on getting the most from the next stage of your career journey.

My Biography Snapshot

Key Experience

Career Consultant / Coach (12+ Years) - coaching lawyers at all levels of PQE on career changes and pivots, career development, leadership, and job search.

Sports & Media Lawyer (10 Years) - started in private practice before moving in-house and advising senior executives at Sky Sports in London & Foxtel in Sydney.

Professional Credentials

Post-Graduate Qualification in Coaching (EMCC Senior Practitioner Level accredited)

UK Qualified Solicitor, Law Society of England & Wales (admitted 1997)

Member of the Association for Coaching



I have extensive business experience in large corporates and the legal profession. I initially spent 10 years working as a commercial lawyer.

I qualified into private practice in London, before specialising in sports and media law with a move in-house to Sky Sports.

After nearly five years, I made a lifestyle change and moved to Sydney. There, I worked as a senior legal consultant at Austar (a large national telco since acquired by Foxtel).

An increasingly nagging feeling that the law wasn't my lifetime career led to a move back to the UK to set up a residential property business and begin my professional coach training.

I have now worked as a qualified L&D professional (mentor, coach and career consultant) for over 12 years.

I help my clients get out of their comfort zone, develop themselves, and explore career options that will truly satisfy them.

Life is too short not to love what you do for work!


My coaching philosophy remains simple - to help clients realise more of their potential and to experience greater satisfaction, both personally and professionally.

I work with clients on a range of issues including career changes and pivots, career progression and leadership development.

I've developed specific expertise in career change for lawyers, including writing for the Law Society blog on the topic.

As well as my professional coach training from one of the UK's leading coaching schools, I draw from my 10 years of being a lawyer.

I've a detailed knowledge of the profession and the challenges and opportunities facing lawyers in an ever-evolving legal landscape.

I've also made numerous career transitions and understand what it's like to be in my clients' shoes when considering a career move.

I deliver one to one coaching via Zoom in the UK and worldwide. I also work with lawyers and law firms in their offices (if preferred).

Get in Touch

To get in touch send me a message via the enquiry form on this page or call on:

03333 445 425 

*local call rate, included free in most mobile & landline packages

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