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Recharge: Working Flexibly as a Consultant


This webinar was delivered on 26 April 2022.

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Course Description


  • 1.5 hours
  • Foundation
This on-demand session is aimed at solicitors across all levels of PQE considering consultancy work as an option. The panel discussion will discuss practical points to consider before working as a consultant.This live webinar and Q&A will be hosted by Husnara Begum, a former City lawyer turned career coach and business skills trainer.Husnara will be joined by the following representatives from firms/organisations, who will explain how their consultancy model works and share their practical tips:
  • Gun Judge, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Sarah Thompson, Simmons & Simmons
  • Mary Bonsor, Flex Legal Limited
You will also hear from consultants from each of the firms/organisations who will share their personal experience of working as a consultant.This session was delivered on 26 April 2022.

Learning outcomes

Throughout this webinar and Q&A, attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of the different options to this flexible way of working
  • Explore the pros and cons / risk v reward
  • Receive practical points to consider before working as a consultant.

What this will cover

This webinar and Q&A will cover the following:

  • How does consultant lawyering work and how it differs to other modes of working flexibly including freelance lawyering
  • Are you best suited to working as a consultant lawyer?
  • Selection process for becoming a consultant
  • Financial and regulatory considerations, including GDPR