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Anna: Corporate Solicitor

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Anna is a solicitor with experience in private practice and in-house roles dealing with corporate and commercial matters, more recently for large telecom companies. Can you describe your experience of working through Obelisk? I have worked on various assignments through Obelisk since I left private practice in 2012. Whilst I trained as a corporate lawyer […]

Anna is a solicitor with experience in private practice and in-house roles dealing with corporate and commercial matters, more recently for large telecom companies.

Can you describe your experience of working through Obelisk?

I have worked on various assignments through Obelisk since I left private practice in 2012. Whilst I trained as a corporate lawyer with some commercial experience, I have mainly worked in-house in telecom and technology sectors during my time with Obelisk. The length of these assignments has varied from shorter (2 weeks) to longer (nearly 2 years). I have been very lucky to have exposure to working with different businesses and to receive high quality assignments along the way.

 

What makes your expertise unique?

I speak several languages, have lived in different countries and I really enjoy legal work with an international dimension.

 

What’s the most rewarding aspect of flexible working as a lawyer?

For me, it has been the ability to successfully combine work and having a young family, whilst being able to grow professionally. Also, I enjoy the constant change that working flexibly brings. I believe businesses value self-starters and the skills such as adaptability and the ability to work independently that Obelisk consultants demonstrate.

 

What’s the most challenging?

The feeling of having to constantly re-assess priorities and adjust quickly when things change.

 

What are your proudest professional and personal achievements so far?

I am currently working as a sole legal counsel for a tech start-up company. I feel great excitement of being able to support the growing business so closely and be part of their journey.

 

How do you find the right work/life balance?

I haven’t quite found that balance yet but I keep trying.

 

What are your words of advice to other legal consultants?

Believe in yourself and in work that you do.

 

How do you start and end your day?

I start my day with a cup of coffee and try to end it with a good book.

 

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

The power to be in different places at once!

 

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