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Vario Community

Our vision. Your community.

Behind every picture lies a story

Our people all have a story to tell. It’s these stories; these rich, diverse, varied stories which come together and build our very unique community of people.

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Vario has always been about variety, it’s the very essence of our name.

With all of this variety, one theme runs throughout. Whatever the service, however it is delivered, whenever it takes place, it’s the community of people who make Vario.

Whether a freelance lawyer, diversity and inclusion consultant, legal project manager or admin executive; it’s the people who create our community and deliver outstanding work for our clients.

So explore these pages, get a feel for our community, their stories and maybe consider becoming a part of it.

Why do our amazing freelancers choose to work with us?

Variety, control, world-leading law firm backed support, balance, quality work, development, creativity, and finding the right opportunities to suit skillsets are amongst the myriad of reasons they choose to join Vario. Instead of us trying to explain to you why we’re different, we’ll let some of our community describe their experiences:

  • Control

    Colin Sloan

    Vario

    I can choose the type of work and my level of involvement.

     

    Lola Dawson

    Vario

    You essentially have a lot of control over your life which is something most people don’t get until retirement.

     

    Ellie Wood

    Vario

    You are able to negotiate the days/times in which you work and have the ability to say no to an assignment if you aren’t in the position to take it.

     

  • Variety

    Alan Blinder

    Vario

    Great to be working with and contributing to a good and interesting business, doing varied and complex work that suits my level of experience.

     

    Meg Berlin

    Vario

    What I really love is coming into new teams or new businesses, observing the dynamics and learning how people work together.

     

    Rachel Wood

    Vario

    Consulting is a great way to try different things; different companies, cultures, industries.

     

  • Creativity

    Elaine Quinn

    Vario

    It’s an exciting opportunity for lawyers to be entrepreneurs.

     

    Nicola Allan

    Vario

    Becoming a Vario has really allowed me to build up my illustration practice and work on projects that I would never have previously had time for.

     

    Stanley Wang

    Vario

    I could run the fishing business full time in summer when it boomed and still have a professional career in winter.

     

  • Flexibility

    Lola Dawson

    Vario

    Working as a Vario lawyer has given me the flexibility to curate my life.

     

    Lisa Akinrele

    Vario

    The flexibility was also another big draw. I wanted to travel more and spend more time on my different skills and passions outside of law.

     

    Roxy Hart

    Vario

    If you’d like a more flexible role rather than the traditional 8-5 then I’d highly recommend working with Vario.

     

  • Work/Life Balance

    Will Buswell

    Vario

    I think that working as a Vario has given me more structure in deciding how to manage my work/life balance.

     

    Zoe Harris

    Vario

    I have found that through freelancing, I re-experienced enjoyment for law.

     

    Meg Berlin

    Vario

    It’s interesting, I didn’t really enjoy law as a trainee, but I enjoy working as a Vario.

     

  • Support from a global law firm

    Michael Thomas

    Vario

    I have loved the feeling of being a part of the Pinsent Masons network and have an affiliation with such a highly regarded firm.

     

    Lola Dawson

    Vario

    The Vario team really know the legal industry and they have excellent resources to support you on and off assignments.

     

    Rachel Wood

    Vario

    Vario is a good way to strike out on your own but still have a support network behind you so you don’t feel you’re on your own.

     

  • Quality

    Alan Blinder

    Vario

    The positions discussed with me have always been appropriate, interesting and for top-notch clients.

     

    Trish Ryan

    Vario

    Flexible work is not stepping back but taking a path which offers great rewards in terms of quality of life but also great quality of work especially when consulting as a Vario.

     

    Michael Thomas

    Vario

    Vario clients have a level of sophistication that allows for a mature approach to work.

     

  • Suits all levels

    Lucy Begbie

    Vario

    At any stage in your career this is a great way to be a part of interesting projects.

     

    Doris Woo

    Vario

    It’s good for more junior level lawyers to sample other work cultures.

     

    Will Buswell

    Vario

    Apply! I think it offers a really unique model for a broad range of people who want to work in the legal profession.

     

  • Right match/Availability of work

    Zoe Harris

    Vario

    Vario only put you up for assignments which they know that you’ll fit in.

     

    Rose Johnston

    Vario

    I particularly enjoy working with Vario because they care about how my skills and personality will fit with a company.

     

    Colin Sloan

    Vario

    Vario has made sure there is always something in the pipeline.

     

  • Continuing development

    Emma Sinclair

    Vario

    It’s ensured that I’ve kept my legal skills and knowledge up-to-date, which is crucial as I continue to work as a lawyer and want my career to continue developing.

     

    Jenny Wilson

    Vario

    I’m lucky to have learned so much from each opportunity and to then be able to take that knowledge and experience into the next role or assignment.

     

    Lucy Begbie

    Vario

    I am so grateful to Vario for giving me my start, without it, I would not be in the position I am today.

     

 

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