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January 30 2020

This is me: Ally

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This is me: Ally

Who are you?

Hi! I’m Ally – an Associate on the Commercial Development Scheme here at FLEX. We’re a start-up that uses tech to streamline the process of providing flexible, on-demand support to general counsel, lawyers and partners.

I started out as a paralegal through FLEX at Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF). I then moved to working for FLEX part-time while completing the LPC and currently work for FLEX full-time until I start my training contract with Mayer Brown in February!

What has FLEX allowed you to learn?

So much. While at NRF, I worked in the Financial Services team and reviewed the applicability of clauses in statutes and regulatory instruments to a financial institution. I was able to see how what I knew about the financial industry translated into practical steps to ensure compliance with an overarching legal framework – both domestically and internationally.

Since moving into FLEX, my role has been so varied. I help fulfil client requests; provide day-to-day support to our talented pool of paralegals and lawyers; assist with finance, tax and compliance matters; contribute to our sales and marketing strategies; and on special occasions bake treats for the team!

What should I do if I want to learn more about FLEX?

Give us a call (07 958 298 586) or send us an email (bookings@flex.legal). We’re super responsive and so happy to help! 

What does working FLEX-ibly mean to you and how do you do it?

It means not only acknowledging but more importantly facilitating and making possible ways for employees to balance their personal goals with their professional ones. This not only has value for employees, but also does so much for employers who can be sure their people are happier, healthier and more productive. It’s incredible to see how Mary and James (our co-founders) are trying to actualise this with new technology and tools for clients – stay tuned! 

A personal example to end – one of my goals this year is to get my driving license (so boring, I know). Working flexibly has allowed me to take 2-3 driving lessons a week every morning before coming into the office. I definitely couldn’t do this if I had a more structured/regimented job.