Katherine Thomas describes herself as “a sucker for lawyers and law firms”, having dedicated her career to working with them. Katherine chose the legal business rather than the legal practice path and knows a thing or two about what it takes to thrive as a progressive law firm. She is the CEO of Free Range Lawyers, a business which matches lawyers who work remotely with law firms looking to flex their legal resource.
Join Katherine and I as we talk about:
1:19 you don’t need a legal practising certificate to shake up the legal profession!
1:49 NewLaw vs TradLaw approach to people
4:41 how Free Range Lawyers works
5:39 taking a more humane approach to address issues of wellbeing and mental health
7:10 what a Free Range Lawyer looks like in practice
8:40 why remote?
9:20 benefits of taking geography out of the equation
10:24 a focus on skills and outputs rather than inputs
12:10 the future of work and growing interest in portfolio careers
14:41 how flexible workers can help a business to grow – size vs scale
16:13 scale – being able to move up and down in response to demand in the market
18:17 contract and freelance lawyers force a business to face up to its processes and create efficiencies
19:37 Katherine’s perspective on challenge – any challenge is also an opportunity
20:04 addressing the change from seller’s market to buyer’s market
22:40 just get started with small changes. Take the first step
23:51 how to get in touch with Katherine and Free Range Lawyers