I was a private practice litigation lawyer specialising in insurance and reinsurance. As a senior lawyer there was limited opportunity for me to step outside my specific area of expertise. On the rare occasions those opportunities had come up, I’d really enjoyed the variety and challenge of learning something new and working with different teams. This led me to re-evaluate my career plan and after taking some time out to travel around Central America, I took my first step in consultancy.
I joined Peerpoint six years ago and am now on my fourth assignment. While I wanted the opportunity to try different avenues within law, with more control over what I worked on and where I worked, I did not want to move to part time working. The team at Peerpoint were incredibly positive about opportunities available for litigators and this made them stand out in the consultancy space. The pastoral care provided by Peerpoint is unique. It’s reassuring to be able to chat through any issues with the consultant management team, even when you’re not working on a Peerpoint project.
Peerpoint manages the paperwork, negotiations and set-up of each placement, making the transition to consultancy a seamless one. They listen and provide support, while continually evolving their processes to provide a dynamic service. When you join the panel you become part of the Peerpoint family. It’s great to be surrounded with, and learn from, likeminded lawyers who are challenging the norms alongside you. Consultancy has been a great experience, and I’m undoubtedly a better lawyer because of it.