A record 4.5m Britons are now self-employed. Is the army of workers going it alone evidence of a flexible and resurgent economy or of a hidden weakness? LOD Lawyer, Alex Harle, was a partner at Bircham Dyson Bell, a London law firm, for three years before deciding to go solo in 2010. Tired of the four hour daily commute between Hampshire and the capital, she set herself up as a freelance lawyer and works from the comfort of her family’s farm and has been working with LOD since 2010.
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