"I started Law Career Plus to provide specialist career support for lawyers wanting more from their careers.

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

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


Matt Oliver

Managing Editor, Law Career Plus

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

Our mission is a simple one: to ensure lawyers are happy in their work.

Most people (me included..!) can spend more time planning their summer holiday than their careers.

Our goal is to help you take the wheel of your career & control where you want to take it.

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 the next stage of your career journey.

Biography Snapshot

Key Experience

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

Sports & Media Lawyer (10 Years) - advised senior executives at Sky Sports in London & Foxtel in Sydney.

Professional Credentials

Post-Grad Qualification in Business & Executive Coaching, Leeds Beckett University (EMCC Senior Practitioner Level accredited)

UK Qualified Solicitor, Law Society of England (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 my dream job at Sky Sports.

After nearly 5 years I made a lifestyle change and moved to Sydney, where 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 coaching 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 more out of themselves and more out of their careers. My long-standing passion is career fulfilment - both my clients and my own.


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

I work with clients on a range of issues including career transition/change, career progression and leadership development.

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

As well as being able to draw on my coach training from one of the UK's leading coaching schools, I draw from my experience of being a lawyer.

I have a detailed knowledge of the profession and the challenges and opportunities facing lawyers in an ever-evolving legal landscape. I have made numerous career transitions and understand what it's like to be in my clients' shoes.

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 appropriate).

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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