Starting a New Job Remotely

Starting a New Job Remotely

Starting a New Role Remotely  By Abigail Crane   On 23 March 2020, Boris Johnson addressed the nation advising the British public to stay at home. While the advice to “work from home where possible” was relaxed in July 2021, many employers have adapted to this...

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Roxy Hart

Roxy Hart

Roxy Hart is a Director of her own legal services business based in Australia working in commercial and corporate law as a senior lawyer and an accomplished speaker on the matters of law. She has taken an interesting journey to reach her current position though. Roxy...

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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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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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Colin Sloan

Colin Sloan

Colin has been working in the legal field for a considerable amount of time, building experience over the 25+ years since his humble beginnings as a paralegal at a small local law firm while a studying Law.  Since then, he has worked in various positions both as...

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Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future

Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future

Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future By Carsten Reimann   Christmas is coming, a new year beckons At this time of year many people are trying to figure out what will happen next year, or even longer term. Looking ahead is essential to any business, as how...

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Stanley Wang

Stanley Wang

Stanley had originally wanted to be a chef, until his Mother convinced him a career as a solicitor would be more pragmatic. It was whilst studying for his law degree, Stanley pursued a personal passion project in his spare time; he ran his own spearfishing charter...

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So What Does the Future hold?

So What Does the Future hold?

So What Does The Future Hold? by  Kwan Cheung   Some countries are, at time of writing, now beginning to make the first tentative steps of the long journey to economic recovery from hitherto the most prolific global epidemic in living memory, with far-reaching...

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How to catch some Z’s.

How to catch some Z’s.

How to catch some Z's. By Sohaib Tariq My first ever memory was using a smartphone; my parents are millennials and I witnessed the death of the DVD. In other words, I'm Generation Z. The days of Generation Z are upon us. This year marks the first year where Gen Z...

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Ramadan in Lockdown

Ramadan in Lockdown

Ramadan in Lockdown By Sohaib Tariq Every year, millions of Muslims observe Ramadan.  2020 is no exception.  Except this IS an exceptional year; around the globe Muslims had to practice fasting under lockdown restrictions, adding another a new dimension to an already...

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Could Working From Home be here to stay?

Could Working From Home be here to stay?

Could Working From Home Be Here to Stay? By Dan Lloyd  Vario Account Executive Dan Lloyd asks whether working from home will be more widely accepted post pandemic. In these unprecedented times, a lot of workers are getting to grips with working from home for the first...

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Mark Brady

Mark Brady

Following graduation from the University of Edinburgh, Mark worked successfully and very happily as a private practice lawyer within a small selection of prestigious law firms. However, following a downturn within the oil and gas sector, Mark decided it was time to...

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Find Your Passion

Find Your Passion

Find Your Passion By Keely Simpson  Vario Account Executive Keely Simpson explains why it's so important to make time for your hobbies. Work plays an important role in many of our lives. Often so much so that we forget to be ourselves every now and again. For many of...

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Cooking in Isolation

Cooking in Isolation

Cooking in Isolation By Lindsy Facchino Vario Account Manager Lindsy Facchino has delved into her kitchen to stay sane whilst in lockdown.  Here's one of her favourite recipes for you to try while in isolation.    As a self-confessed restaurant junkie, when the...

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Finding Salvation in Gardening

Finding Salvation in Gardening

Finding Salvation in Gardening By James Skinner Unprecedented times! I am sure we can all repeat this mantra in our sleep. How then can we make ourselves feel good with minimal exertion and maximum results? Gardening -that's how! I am sure that many of you have heard...

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Into the Wild By Greg Plummer Our Vario Account Manager in Sydney, Greg Plummer recently travelled to South Africa.  He explains how sleeping near lions made him reflect on a freelance career. Into the Wild November 2019 was South African Safari time for me and my...

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Are you a Professional or a “Process-ional”?

Are you a Professional or a “Process-ional”?

Are you a Professional or a “Process-ional”? By Kwan Cheung We all class ourselves as working ‘professionals’, particularly those qualified with the prestigious title of ‘lawyer’ or ‘legal consultant’, but just how professional are you in your role really?  ...

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How to Embrace Working from Home

How to Embrace Working from Home

How to Embrace Working from Home By Rhys Davies Last year I sought to highlight the growing number of professionals embracing remote working (you can read that article here), inspired by the distributed workforce model advocated by Auttomatic’s CEO, Matt Mullenweg...

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Guest Blog Article: Stressed About Work?

Guest Blog Article: Stressed About Work?

Guest Blog Article: Stressed About Work? By Fiona Chambers ‘It’s not the load that breaks you, it’s the way you carry it’ Let’s be honest, working as a lawyer can be stressful at times. As a freelance lawyer, arguably the prospect of a decent work/life balance is not...

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Relocating Down Under

Relocating Down Under

Relocating for Work, My Account of What to Expect, the Good the Bad and the Ugly... (Mostly the Good!) By Keeley Hanlon Keeley Hanlon, Vario Account Executive based in our Melbourne office explains why she took the leap to migrate down under. The world of work is...

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Jacinta Bayard

Jacinta Bayard

Far removed from her current role as a lawyer, Jacinta actually grew up on a Merino sheep farm in Victoria Australia, but her family encouraged her to be whatever she wanted to be,  "With a passion for reading and challenging the status quo, law was a natural choice"...

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Still in Pursuit

Still in Pursuit

Still In Pursuit By Adam Kohl Defining Happiness It's over two years since the brilliant Michael Fleming came into present to Vario on the subject of happiness, in his training titled 'The Pursuit of Happiness'. This was a fabulous session, but there is always the...

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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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Kara McLaren

Kara McLaren

Not many people can boast a stint in Toronto, a successful legal career and raising four children all born within four years of each other, but Kara McLaren has managed it. Here she describes her journey to become a Vario in her own words. I studied at the University...

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Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton

Jack decided upon a career in law whilst still studying at school, judging that the analytical and academic skills he gained would suit well to the role of a lawyer. After deciding that the legal profession was the one for him, Jack applied successfully to Pinsent...

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Emma Sinclair

Emma Sinclair

Back in 2016, Emma Sinclair was working as a senior legal counsel for one of the world's largest oil and gas services companies. As is typical in the sector, significant travel was a standard part of the job, alongside tight deadlines, demanding clients and a...

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