As the needs of our clients have evolved, so too have those of the lawyers who work with them. Re:link gives exceptional lawyers the control to work flexibly in meeting their personal and professional objectives, as part of a new legal community.

Re:link is a broad church, to borrow a current phrase. While our Re:link lawyers all share outstanding legal expertise, their backgrounds, motivations and interests vary and some pursue rewarding careers in parallel with the legal sector.

Please read what six consultants have to say about working with Re:link.

Hiro Shimizu on his career and why consulting is a good fit for him  

Hiro Shimizu

"Re:link is an absolute win-win situation – it’s flexible for all sides, provides me with high quality work opportunities, a brilliant support model and I get the chance to learn from the inner workings of various world-class organisations.”

Hiro Shimizu worked for Linklaters in London and Tokyo, and has impressive in-house experience to boot. He talked to us about his experiences, career and ultimate move to consulting. 
 
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Elise Coleman-Bragg on showing flexibility is no bar to great service

Elise Coleman-Bragg

“I’d used other law firm platforms but I immediately felt that Re:link was one that I really wanted to buy into. One thing that I was convinced of was that interesting jobs would be guaranteed!”

Elise Coleman-Bragg is a corporate lawyer and Linklaters alumnus. She told us about her experience and why Re:link was the right choice for her. 

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Anjalee Mead on working from Zimbabwe

Anjalee Mead

"The whole concept of working for fantastic clients under the Linklaters brand in an even more flexible way was just what I was looking for and I've been able to adjust to life as a consultant very quickly.”

Anjalee Mead is a Project Finance lawyer who has worked for Linklaters in London, Tokyo and Zimbabwe. We talk to her about her career to date, her switch to consultancy and what the future holds for her.

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Maryam Lawal on managing life as a lawyer and art entrepreneur

Maryam Lawal

“Contract roles and short-term assignments give me the flexibility I desire”

Maryam Lawal is a financial regulatory specialist and as one of the first lawyers to join Re:link she recently completed an assignment at a leading pension fund. In 2018, while still working in private practice, Maryam founded The House of African Art (HAART). At the time of writing, HAART was holding its second exhibition “Seeing Sounds”, an exploration of the connection between sound and visual artwork at the Copeland Gallery in London from Tuesday 1 until Monday 7 October. In this interview, Maryam told us about the exhibition, balancing her twin careers as a lawyer and art entrepreneur, and why giving a platform for emerging artists from Africa and its diaspora is so important.

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Karl Wilson on his formative years at Linklaters and stagecraft

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"Linklaters is a part of my DNA"

Karl Wilson is a derivatives and structured products lawyer and Linklaters alumnus. Since leaving the Linklaters capital markets team, Karl has managed complex transactions and regulatory change projects for financial institutions. Alongside his legal career, Karl is also a trained actor who, during the 2019 season, could be seen on stage in Witness For The Prosecution, the Olivier-nominated London revival at London County Hall. We spoke to Karl about his formative years at Linklaters, his burgeoning acting career, and his excitement at joining Re:link.

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Martin Laing on returning to Linklaters and the opportunity for Re:link

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“It’s exciting to be a part of a new business that Linklaters partners and practices are backing to the hilt”

Linklaters alumnus Martin Laing re-joined the firm earlier this year to lead lawyer relationship activities at Re:link. Martin started his legal career as a private equity lawyer at Webber Wentzel, Linklaters’ alliance partner in South Africa, before joining the Corporate team at Linklaters. He told us about the close bond between the two firms, his career path after Linklaters, and his ambitions for Re:link.

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