Former City lawyer-turned legal journalist-turned careers consultant and legal coach
Husnara Begum is a careers consultant, business skills trainer and executive coach with over 20 years’ experience of working in the legal sector. Husnara’s unusual background comprising legal practice, journalism and fee earner recruitment has gifted her with unrivalled industry knowledge and a deep insight into how lawyers think and operate. In particular, her overriding ethos is to make a positive difference to lawyers who have hit career crossroads.
Husnara trained and qualified as a corporate lawyer at Linklaters. She left practice to pursue a career as a journalist and secured a role on The Lawyer magazine. During her lengthy tenure at the leading weekly title Husnara focused on writing careers-related content before eventually moving into legal recruitment. She set up her own consultancy in early 2013, initially focusing on recruitment and business skills training before extending her activities into career coaching.
In June 2020, Husnara teamed up with her brother, a City banker, to launch a careers and lifestyle website for business professionals. She has been working with the Law Society for several years, fronting the careers clinic and hosting regular webinars and podcasts for solicitors returning to the profession after a career break or those considering a change in career direction. Her other clients include top UK and US law firms and two leading law schools.