‘It’s been an interesting change not having to navigate the office politics and being able to focus completely on delivering the work.’
‘The variety of experiences it offers me, along with the control I have over where, how and when I work, is absolutely right for me.’
‘In terms of quality of work, I honestly can’t tell any difference on a day-to-day basis other than the flexibility it allows.’
‘I really believe that contracting can suit lawyers at any stage in their career — the common denominator seems to be having confidence in yourself and your abilities.’
The world of work has changed. Forever.Remote technology, person-centred work environments, and the necessity for businesses to be responsive to change, has led to increasingly flexible working patterns. It's a whole new world of possibility for legal work, and with a rapidly growing pool of freelance opportunities available internationally within Pinsent Masons teams or in-house with clients, the time is now. When you join us, we work with you to understand your experience, professional and personal motivations, the legal work you want to be doing, and how you want to do it.
In parallel, our clients tell us what they need — the business challenge they're facing, the skills they're looking for, the type of individual who works well in their company and the period of time for which support will be required. We then discuss the requirements of both parties internally and propose the perfect match. Once everyone is happy with the assignment, we manage the process to agree terms between yourself and the client and integrate you seamlessly into the organisation. We'll stay in regular contact with you and our client throughout the contract to ensure both parties have all they need to help the client's business prosper. Vario. The possibilities are endless.
You're always on our minds
Vario offers a wide variety of legal work with well-known Pinsent Masons' clients from all sectors and industries. The calibre of our assignments is matched by the quality of our freelancers — an inclusive hub of exceptional legal professionals. Maintaining this is our absolute priority, so we invest time and passion to understand your skills, personality, and motivations, placing you where we know you'll excel.
You'll be standing on the shoulders of a giant
With the backing of a leading law firm, we can offer unparalleled support to our freelancers. You'll have Professional Indemnity cover as standard whilst on assignment, alongside access to Pinsent Masons' Partners, CPD training, library teams, knowledge systems and research. Varios can also contact the firm's network of Professional Support Lawyers whenever extra support is needed. By leveraging our resources, you can focus on your assignment, delivering the best quality work for the client and furthering your own ability at the same time.
From paralegals to Partners, to Project Managers, with Vario your career keeps on moving
The freelance legal market has grown exponentially in recent years, enabling a new harmony between life and law. The diverse global Vario community is living proof that this harmony is possible, whatever your individual story and motivations. What's more, a balanced lifestyle doesn't mean your career trajectory needs to slow down. We offer all Varios continual professional development and the opportunity to strengthen legal skills through internal Pinsent Masons' assignments further enhancing legal knowledge and expertise. Freelance legal work offers fantastic opportunities at all stages of your career. We have a growing community of junior and senior lawyers alongside our paralegals all recognising the significant advantages of working through Vario, and you can learn more about their stories here.