Michael O’Leary

Michael O’Leary

Michael O’Leary is an experienced financial services sector lawyer enjoying the challenge of working with new, high-calibre clients through Vario Flexible Services. Michael had a clear vision of the direction in which he wanted to drive his career; his interest in...

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How To Start a Career in Legal Project Management

How To Start a Career in Legal Project Management

How To Start a Career in Legal Project Management By Alex Hurler   My Journey Into LPM I started my career in legal project management at the end of 2018. I had been with Pinsent Masons for several years working as Legal PA, PA in the Central Management Team and...

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to D&I Today

Why You Need to Pay Attention to D&I Today

Why You Need to Pay Attention to D&I Today By Kwan Cheung The Way We Work For a very long time, there have been people who have tried to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ lives separate.  We don’t hold this attitude at Vario or at Pinsent Masons and have always encouraged...

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Lucy Begbie

Lucy Begbie

Lucy Begbie is a paralegal with a passion for commercial law and has given her early career an early boost through Vario Flexible Services. From a brief meeting with a family friend, who also happened to a Pinsent Masons partner, a 10 year old Lucy had expressed an...

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Top 5 skills of a Legal Project Manager

Top 5 skills of a Legal Project Manager

Top 5 skills of a Legal Project Manager By Joanne Ewart   I started life as a Lawyer and did 22 years before I changed careers to Project Management in 2017. The lawyer skill set was highly transferable into Project Management. After 3 years managing technical...

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Ellie Wood

Ellie Wood

Ellie, a qualified junior lawyer working with Vario, took her first tentative steps towards her legal career during her first year at university, actually studying a different subject to Law. It was during this first year of further education that Ellie secured a part...

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International Lockdown Experiences from Vario

International Lockdown Experiences from Vario

International Lockdown Experiences from Vario By Rhys Davies, Britta Spachtholz and Paul Garth Rhys Davies, Vario Senior Account Executive, based in Hong Kong/UK: I was living in Hong Kong on secondment at the outset of the pandemic and it will come as no surprise to...

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Why We’re Hearing a Lot More About ‘Purpose’

Why We’re Hearing a Lot More About ‘Purpose’

Why We're Hearing a Lot More About 'Purpose' By Rhys Davies   We're hearing a lot more these days about 'purpose' and organisations evolving to become 'purpose-led'. In recent years, calls for organisations to become purpose-led have been growing louder by the...

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2020 vision – the polarised views of today

2020 vision – the polarised views of today

2020 vision - the polarised views of today By Kwan Cheung   Are you ‘with me’ or ‘against me’? It could be argued, perhaps now more than ever given current economic and social circumstances which have unfolded this year, we need greater unity between us. ...

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Dealing with Disputes, Data and Dashboards

Dealing with Disputes, Data and Dashboards

Situation A major infrastructure client had a need to understand the nature of disputes and analyse data they had captured. Steps Taken We reviewed and cleaned the client's data and built an interactive dashboard allowing real-time analysis and trends to be...

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Providing Additional Support

Providing Additional Support

Situation A life sciences client had embarked on implementation of a market leading contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution. While the client had made considerable progress they needed some support with advanced configuration. Steps Taken We were able to work...

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Designing a Solution from Beginning to End

Designing a Solution from Beginning to End

Situation The client, a global manufacturing client was required to enforce standards for customer sales contracts while also managing business demand and tracking internal SLAs.  A new solution was required to address these challenges to their business. Steps Taken...

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US Start-up required European market entry

US Start-up required European market entry

Situation An US based start-up requested legal advice for their entire European market entry. They desired one single point of contact in Germany to undertake and coordinate the work throughout Europe. The contact was required to be always up to date regarding project...

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Premier Oil Case Study

Premier Oil Case Study

Situation Premier Oil is an independent UK-headquartered oil & gas company with interests in the UK, Asia, Africa and Mexico. During what was to be a particularly busy period for the company, they required the continued support of the firm in addition to three...

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Centurion Case Study

Centurion Case Study

"This assignment is the perfect example of how Vario can work so well for both client and Vario." - Roger Connon, Head of Oil and Gas for Vario Legal   Situation The Centurion Group is an international leader in the supply of critical rental, infrastructure and...

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Putting Scotland on the Map

Putting Scotland on the Map

Putting Scotland on the Map By Francesca Rossi When I was approached by the Vario Marketing team to contribute an article to the Vario blog, I was advised that the topic choice should be relevant and interesting to our audience, not necessarily law related.  With this...

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OGUK Legal Conference 2019

OGUK Legal Conference 2019

Oil & Gas UK Legal Conference 2019 Review By Roger Connon This conference has certainly come of age with a bigger, better venue and attracting more lawyers working in the Oil and Gas space than ever before. 167 lawyers, some working in private practice and others...

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Mitie Case Study

Mitie Case Study

Pinsent Masons have provided great support through my assignment, both from a legal perspective (they are also engaged to provide advice in relation to the project from time to time) and through general assignment support from the Vario team. Overall, my Vario...

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AlixPartners Case Study

AlixPartners Case Study

As a former Vario myself and now a client of theirs, I can't speak highly enough of them. The Vario team have always been fantastic to deal with and offered an extremely high level of customer service. The Vario team take the time to explore their clients’...

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A major UK Clearing Bank Case Study

A major UK Clearing Bank Case Study

"Costs are now under control and further improvements are made through an ongoing relationship." Situation In 2014, the bank was experiencing resourcing challenges within its legal teams and was using multiple recruitment agencies, to try and service its requirements....

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