I’ve been in the legal industry for 13 years and, during that time, the billable hour and most people’s hatred of it has remained constant. Clients and lawyers both recognise the fundamental flaws that it presents, yet a seemingly insurmountable challenge prevents its demise: not knowing what to replace it with.
For high-achieving professionals working in competitive fields, it’s important to find the best way to preserve your mental resilience.
A staggering 39% of law firm partners state that setting up their own law firm is their current career ambition. It’s a stark statistic when you consider the blood, sweat and tears it takes to make partner in many of today’s firms.
I’m delighted to announce that I have been selected as a finalist in the 2021 UK’s leading programme for female entrepreneurs.
For many lawyers entering the legal industry, myself included, the bright shiny title of “Partner” is the ultimate goal. Fresh-faced, energized and motivated to work hard, I was one of many female lawyers to have embarked on the journey, blissfully ignorant of the concrete wall that lay ahead and the price that would have to be paid to knock it down.