The dream for the average law student is securing a job at a top tier law firm right out of university. However, a few years in, many find that the long nights in traditional legal jobs don’t mesh with family life. This point was made clear to Sarah Bartholomeusz when she was pregnant with her second child and made redundant from her job as an in-house lawyer.
The legal industry is famous for its traditions and formality and, as a result, doesn’t exactly have a reputation for innovation. Of course, there a handful of legal professionals working in the background trying to change the way things are done. The last few years have seen new firms arise looking to provide people with greater access to legal services than traditional firms, which bill by the hour at prices unaffordable for the majority.