Lawyer Career Changer Profile

Kirsten Birkett

Journalism (legal)

Kirsten Birkett

Legal Career

Clifford Chance, Professional support lawyer, corporate finance , London

New Career(s)

Journalism (legal)

Career Change Story

I went from being a PSL to Corporate Finance Editor and Series Editor for legal publishers, Practical Law Company. Funnily enough, I had applied to Practical Law Company twice, and the second time they hired me! Perservence paid off. Perhaps it was also that the second time, which was several years later, I had more to offer and by then PLC was a larger organisation so, I'm guessing, had more scope for taking people on. I think both times I responded to adverts placed by PLC in their own magazine. It's worth noting that I ended up doing a different (and better) job than the one advertised: they created a new role, of Corporate Finance Editor, that used my area of expertise. After a few years I took on another role as well and split my time between them.

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