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Personal development , Careers | Recorded webinar

Recharge: Working Flexibly as a Consultant

1.5 hoursFoundation

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.

Who this is for


Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A2  +2 more for SRA competence: A2, C1, C2

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
How you will learn

This live session will entail a 60-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session.