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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.

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.

A bit of ‘Eat. Pray. Love.’

London

From Monaco in the fast lane to Bali and yoga, LOD lawyer Suzanne has found the balance between working in law and following her passion. After a scary wakeup call, Suzanne slowed down and did a bit of ‘Eat. Pray. Love.’ and now runs her own retreats whilst still keeping her legal brain satisfied. Read on to find out how LOD has helped Suzanne.

Who’s your favourite judge?

London

When LOD lawyer Caroline was asked who her favourite judge was, she started to wonder if it was time for a rethink of her career goals. A quick trip to the Gold and Diamond park in Dubai sparked a twinkle in her eye and she hasn’t looked back. Find out how LOD allows Caroline to continue a fulfilling career in law whilst also keeping her inner diva happy.

Running all over the world

London

From moving to Ukraine at 18 to running a marathon in Tbilisi, LOD lawyer Peter isn’t one to shy away from adventure. After moving from long private practice hours to an in-house role that allowed him to leave early each evening, Peter used his new found spare time to run and rediscover London. As running grew into a passion Peter wanted more flexibility to allow him to continue his running all over the world. Read on to find out how LOD has not only given him a great role, but also allows him to train for the upcoming Chicago marathon…

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