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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.

We spoke to two of them about their lives outside of the law, and to a Linklaters alumnus who has recently returned to Linklaters to help run the Re:link team.

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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