LOD stories

From DJing and globetrotting to spending quality family time and ticking off bucket lists, our lawyers and consultants know how to live life to the full.  Read their inspiring stories to find out how LOD works for them.

Career, Kids and California

London

LOD lawyer, Matt, wanted to get some experience in other sectors but needed to keep the flexibility his job gave him to spend time with his young family. Step in LOD and he found himself handing in his notice and not looking back. Now Matt has worked on three different assignments, whilst still spending time with his family as well as finding time to travel too! Read on to hear Matt’s story.

Melanie Ng

Hong Kong

Ask any one of LOD’s lawyers and consultants (more than 600 across our nine LOD offices) why they chose to work this way, and you will get a variety of responses.  However, one that comes up again and again is the fact that LOD lawyers and consultants have the freedom to concentrate and focus on the work they love, without the need to hit targets and the pressure of developing a pipeline.

Rather than tell you how great we think it is, we’ve asked some of our existing lawyers and consultants to give you their take on what that jump has meant for them. Read on to discover what it’s really like to be part of the award winning LOD team.

Fiona Wilson

London

Although LOD keeps growing (more than 600 lawyers and consultants across our nine LOD offices), we still come across a number of people who don’t fully understand the career benefits of becoming an LOD lawyer.

Rather than tell you how great we think it is, we’ve asked some of our existing lawyers and consultants to give you their take on what that jump has meant for them. Read on to discover what it’s really like to be part of the award winning LOD team.

Cruising the curvy career path

London

LOD lawyer Joanna hasn’t followed the traditional legal career path. With lots of curves in the road (from international tax in private practice to a PhD in criminal law) she got to a stage where she just wasn’t sure what was next for her. Cue fellow LOD lawyer David telling her she really could work in the way she wanted to, because that’s what LOD did for him, and she started to recalculate her route. Two assignments in and she’s not looked back – read on to find out why.

Pax Leach

Perth

Despite having more than 600 lawyers and consultants across our nine LOD offices, we still see or hear the discussions about the perils of having an alternative legal career, whether that be jumping out of a permanent job to become an LOD or re-entering the profession.

Rather than tell you how great we think it is, we’ve asked some of our existing and former lawyers and consultants to give you their take on what that jump has meant for them. Read on to discover what it’s really like to be part of the award winning LOD team.

Hook, line and scooter rides

Perth

Not wanting to leave an industry she loved, LOD lawyer Alison turned to LOD to find her a part-time role so she could spend more time with her family. Her first secondment has been going for a little over a year.  Here she tells her story.

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