Ellie Wood

Ellie Wood

A New Avenue for a Qualified Junior Lawyer. Entering the world of legal work during a global pandemic. Joining Vario's legal bench helped this junior lawyer gain precious legal experience. Read Ellie's Story

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Colin Sloan

Colin Sloan

Sourcing rich legal work through Vario Experienced Lawyer Colin has been able to find exciting short-term legal projects through Vario, allowing him to enjoy a much more flexible lifestyle. Read Colin's Story

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Andrew McLean

Andrew McLean

Vario within the Financial Services sector Andrew has been a Vario for almost three years and has spent much of that time on assignment with a major bank. Quite a change from his previous life as in-house counsel for a whiskey manufacturer! Read Andrew's Story

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Elaine Quinn

Elaine Quinn

Vario and founder of The Conscious Lawyer Elaine joined Vario in 2013 and has experience of both in-house and Pinsent Masons’ internal assignments. Alongside her three-day week as a lawyer, she has launched theconsciouslawyer.co.uk, a publication exploring a more...

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Kate Halliwell

Kate Halliwell

Vario within Banking and Finance Having been a Vario for four years, Kate enjoys the flexibility that comes with being a freelance lawyer. In her current full-time role, she works from home one day a week, allowing her to stay involved in family life and achieve the...

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Doris Woo

Doris Woo

Vario specialising in IP law After graduating with a degree in computer science, Doris began working in the IT sector. A colleague then suggested one day that she should consider pursuing a career within IP Law as she would be best placed for it with her existing...

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Meg Berlin

Meg Berlin

Vario and founder of Dancing Vine A natural-born multipotentialite with a true portfolio career, Meg continues to work in-house for leading international companies whilst completing a Psychotherapy degree, establishing a private therapy practice, and running a...

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Rose Johnstone

Rose Johnstone

Belfast-based Vario Based in Belfast, Rose joined the Vario community early on in her career, and has already worked on a variety of assignments. Rose shares with us her philosophy on life and work, and how Vario has given her the independence and control she desires....

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Ross McAlister

Ross McAlister

Paralegal Vario Ross is a paralegal based in Edinburgh who signed up to Vario to gain further exposure and experience in law ahead of commencing his training contract. Watch Ross' Story

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Samantha Byrne

Samantha Byrne

Paralegal Vario Samantha is a paralegal soon to start her training contract. She joined Vario to gain a greater understanding of work and the legal industry while enjoying a flexible work-life balance. Watch Samantha's Story

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Alan Blinder

Alan Blinder

Family, friends, fitness, food and fun. Freelancing as a Vario allows Alan to have more time for what he values most in life. Read Alan's Story

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Lisa Akinrele

Lisa Akinrele

Passions for travel, fashion and foreign languages. Becoming a freelancing Vario allows Lisa to dedicate time to following her passions but also work on high-quality assignments. Read Lisa's Story

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Jaimie Hunter

Jaimie Hunter

Training for a Traineeship. Ahead of commencing her training contract, Jaimie is gaining experience and skills as a Vario. Read Jaimie's Story

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Zoe Harris

Zoe Harris

A Class Act. Working as a Vario, Zoe is able to pursue her passion for acting as well as a career as a lawyer. Read Zoe's Story

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Lola Dawson

Lola Dawson

Smelling the Sweet Roses of Life. Junior Lawyer Lola decided to forego the traditional career in law and became a freelancer instead. She’s now reaping the rewards. Read Lola's Story

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Rachel Wood

Rachel Wood

From practising solicitor to project management. Rachel found a permanent position through Vario. Rachel originally qualified as a solicitor in corporate law, moving from a fee earning solicitor role at 5 PQE into a PSL position at McGrigors LLP in their corporate...

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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Growing up, Michael actually dreamed of studying architecture and design, but it was his traditionally-minded father that persuaded him to become a lawyer. After working 8 years at a firm, Michael decided it was time to make a new start and launch his own firm in...

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Will Buswell

Will Buswell

From Lab to Law After years studying life sciences, Paralegal Will Buswell is now seeking new challenges in the legal world. Read Will's Story

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Nicola Allan

Nicola Allan

Nicola always had a passion for illustration, but her professional career steered her towards law. Working as a Vario, she can now enjoy both Nicola enjoys seeing more of the world and her lifestyle needs a flexible career to support it. Working as a freelance lawyer...

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Jenny Wilson

Jenny Wilson

Employment Law to Musical Score. From employment law to jazz; to Canada and back; to part-time working; to psychotherapy and coaching; Jenny Wilson is bringing as much colour as possible to her life as a Vario. Read Jenny's Story

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Emma Sinclair

Emma Sinclair

Seeking balance within a career path. Significant travel, tight deadlines, demanding clients and a continually changing industry was keeping Emma away from quality time with her children. Joining Vario allowed her to Read Emma's Story

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Jacinta Bayard

Jacinta Bayard

From Merino Life to Marine Life. After a successful career working in a combination of in-house and private practice roles in the city, Jacinta moved to the coast for a more relaxed pace of life but finds work which suits her through Vario. Read Jacinta's Story

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Ian Barrie

Ian Barrie

Vario living in Italy and the UK Ian works on Vario assignments predominately during the summer months, allowing him to fund and run his own independent ski travel business, www.glaciustravel.com, the rest of the year. Watch Ian's Story

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Ruth Chapman

Ruth Chapman

Vario living in Italy and the UK Ruth is a senior property lawyer and has worked as a Vario for five years, primarily within Pinsent Masons’ teams. She lives across Italy and the UK, and works almost exclusively from home. Watch Ruth's Story

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Kara McLaren

Kara McLaren

Returning to legal work after raising children 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. Read Kara's Story

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Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton

From Placement to Paralegal Jack gained invaluable experience ahead of his training contract through Vario, and also learned that Vario enables legal professionals to enjoy a better work-life balance than traditional employees. Read Jacks's Story

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Henry Burkitt

Henry Burkitt

Vario and MD of Kraken Travel Henry has been a member of the Vario community for four years, balancing freelance legal work in Financial Services alongside running his own adventure sailing business. Read Henry's Story

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