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.

How to be a lawyer AND a top DJ

London

Commercial property lawyer by day…top DJ in Ibiza by night. LOD’s Ben Fairhurst tells us why he is ‘living the dream’ surrounded by sun, sea, music and lease reviews!

Juggling life with law

London

From cabin crew to lawyer to parent of two, LOD’s Jane Stark tells us about her journey into the legal sector and beyond – becoming a university student at 32, working for top London law firms, and finding the perfect balance between working life and motherhood.

Returning to law after a 12 year break

London

LOD lawyer Jill Glover talks about her experience of rejoining the legal sector after 12 years away.

Nomadic lawyering in a freelance world

London

In early 2006, Elizabeth Weir jacked in her job as a partner in the London office of a US law firm. Elizabeth then went on to visit 26 countries across five continents before joining LOD in 2010. Elizabeth explains here how being an LOD lawyer allows her to continue following her passion for travelling.

Vertical Learning Curves and Career Highlights

London

I was always someone who had a plan. I always knew exactly which role I wanted next, one that could broaden my experience and give me the next stepping stone to my ultimate position…well that was, until I hit a stumbling block. I had a serious skiing accident and, for the first time in my life, needed to take time out to get my health back. I love the outdoors and sports and the idea of not being able to ski, run or cycle again was not an option. I knew with absolute certainty that something in that moment needed to change. Even the perfect job wouldn’t compensate for being unable to do the things I loved.

Why remote lawyering doesn’t have to be lonely

London

When someone asks me what I do, I usually start with; “Well, I’m a lawyer…but I don’t work like a lawyer”. Why is this the first thing I say? Well, working freelance is key to my professional identity now. I’m not just a commercial lawyer. I’m a freelance commercial lawyer who works from home in a rather remote location. In my world there is a huge difference.

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