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May 17

How interim legal work improves Rebecca's work/life balance

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Ben Harris

Ben Harris

Rebecca Haughton - interim lawyer at Flex

Rebecca has been working as an interim lawyer through Flex Legal since January 2022. During that time she’s excelled on a placement at Valeo Snackfoods, and has settled into the team incredibly well. We had a quick chat with Rebecca to discuss how interim working has drastically improved her work/life balance, and to see what advice she’d give to any aspiring legal professionals.

Hi Rebecca! Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

I’m an in-house lawyer with a background in litigation at a London City firm. I practised litigation for over 10 years and have been advising on a wide variety of in-house issues for the past 3 years.

Why did you choose to transition into interim lawyer work?

I made the move into interim contracts when we left London for the Cotswolds 3 years ago. I wanted more flexibility with location and hours, and I had been thinking about making the move to in-house for some time, so it seemed like the right time to try something different. I can honestly say I’ve never looked back and I love the variety of work I’ve been doing, and the flexibility from interim work really is ideal for our busy lifestyle with 3 young children living outside of London.

I can honestly say I’ve never looked back and I love the variety of work I’ve been doing, and the flexibility from interim work really is ideal for our busy lifestyle with 3 young children living outside of London.

Rebecca, Flex Lawyer

Where are you currently placed and how are you finding it?

My current role is as Legal Counsel with Valeo Snackfoods, who manufacture and sell many well-known brands such as Kettle Chips, Metcalfs Popcorn, Barretts sweets, Wham, Flumps, Fox’s and many more. I have been advising on a wide variety of in-house matters in this role, including managing the trademark portfolio, contract reviews, and litigation matters. I have been thoroughly enjoying the role working in such a friendly, welcoming team and wider company, and the variety of work is interesting as well as challenging, allowing me to develop new skills.

Could you tell us a bit more about your experience of working through Flex Legal?

My experience of working with Flex Legal has been nothing but positive, from the day I contacted them to ask about opportunities. I was given a very personal service and they very quickly matched me with the perfect fit of contract.

My experience of working with Flex Legal has been nothing but positive.

Rebecca, Flex Lawyer

What advice would you give to aspiring solicitors currently working as paralegals through Flex Legal?

This is such a great way to practice your legal skills, and once you’ve qualified, there is a world of opportunity open to you.

Additional Resources:

  • Hire now - want to take on some top quality interim legal professionals like Rebecca? Check out our ‘hire’ page today to find the paralegals and lawyers you need to ease your team’s workload.
  • How we've supported Emerald Publishing with interim lawyers - perhaps Rebecca’s experiences have got you wondering about what interim legal resourcing could do for your team? Take a look at this case study, where we break down how we supported Emerald Publishing with interim lawyers.
  • Apply to be a Flex Paralegal - interested in what the world of interim legal work could look like for you? Well look no further! Click here to learn more and perhaps even apply.