My career story

My career story: “I left law a year after making partner at Latham”

Bobby Reddy trained at Slaughter and May and made partner at Latham & Watkins before quitting law in 2013 to travel. He’s now combining a PhD with a number of other projects. How did you get into law originally? I studied science at university and I really enjoyed the theoretical side of things, but the third […]

My career story: “I quit my dream job in law to be a weathergirl”

Denise Nurse trained at Charles Russell and worked in-house at BSkyB before embarking on a second career as a broadcaster, presenting for Sky News, Sky Travel and hosting Escape to the Country for the BBC. She established ‘alternative law firm’ Halebury with business partner Janvi Patel in 2007. What’s your background? Why did you become […]

My career story: “I’m a lawyer turned novelist”

Alex Wade trained at Carter-Ruck and had a series of jobs in media law before a personal crisis changed his life. He continues to do legal work for newspapers from his base in Cornwall, but is also now a successful writer.  What brought you to law in the first place? I did an American and English Literature degree […]


My career story: “I’m a lawyer turned Scottish Parliamentarian”

Liam Kerr trained with south coast firm Coffin Mew, before working in Scotland for Ledingham Chalmers, McGrigors and CMS Cameron McKenna. He became a freelance lawyer in 2015 and was elected as an MSP for North East Scotland in May 2016. How did you start out in law? I was working in London as a salesman for […]