Before joining Peerpoint, I spent 13 years as an in-house banking and finance lawyer. After years of balancing work and family, I wanted to take back control of my schedule. Peerpoint seemed like a good way for me to balance work with family, and it meant I didn’t have to commit myself to a full-time position. Occasionally, I need to travel back to the US with my children and working as a consultant brings a lot of flexibility, which means I can schedule work around these trips. Previously, I could only take two weeks’ leave, whereas now, I am in control of how much time I take in-between roles.
Everything about working as a consultant with Peerpoint is geared around flexibility and tailoring your role to suit your lifestyle. For example, I work from home some days, which I was not able to do in my previous full-time position. Equally, I have never felt pressured to take a role that doesn’t work for me, it’s a very healthy relationship with Peerpoint, and one that is based on mutual respect.
I can see how the industry is changing, the demand for high-calibre lawyers on a short-term basis is growing, and Peerpoint is well respected for the quality of their lawyers. If I’m unable to accept a role, the client usually asks for another lawyer from Peerpoint, which speaks highly of the confidence that clients have in the quality of our work.