welcome to leaving law
the first port-of-call community resource for lawyers in the United Kingdom looking for a change in direction. It can be a big decision to leave legal private practice. Any number of factors can make a lawyer feel beholden, from money and security, to identity, kudos, or the expectations of others. It can be difficult to see a viable alternative, or merely find the time for necessary research.
Where to start? This site provides ideas, inspiration, impetus and guidance.
leavinglaw is an ever-evolving catalogue of other occupations into which lawyers have gone, with a comprehensive feature on alternatives within legal practice. Have a look for further information, and the experiences of those who have already made the move from private practice.