1) Why have you chosen to do this rather than work in private practice or a permanent in-house role?
The consultancy model offers me diversity in a wide range of industries. Further, you get to know people from various engagements. Working in a private practice can be stressful as lawyers are expected to do a certain number of billable hours plus marketing work. As for a permanent in-house role, the work can be less diversified.
2) How do you justify the risks of working in a new and innovative way?
Although a cliché, work-life balance is something one will definitely get from working in this new and innovative way.
3) Why LOD?
LOD has an extensive client base and the chance of getting to work in different industries is greater. Also, LOD has a friendly culture and it often offers development opportunities to consultants.
4) Benefits for you to work in this way?
I enjoy the flexibility of when to work and how often to work. Further, when I am onsite working, I only concentrate on the work and not administrative tasks. I concentrate on work during the eight hours and don’t have to think about it until the next day.
5) Advice for someone thinking about making the jump?
The person must be flexible and have the ability to hit the ground and run. Although there could be “off-time” in between engagements, such time can be spent on other important things in life.