Chaynee Hodgetts interviews Captain Matthew Peak on law as a second career and his commercial shipping practice

In a change of course, superyacht Captain Matthew Peak now combines his maritime background with his current civil practice as a commercial and shipping law barrister with Clerksroom. With many now coming to the law as a second career, his is just one example of how practitioners with previous career and life experience can retrain and thrive in modern legal practice.

Ship to shore

So how did Peak go from ship to shore? “As a quick summary of when I decided to change career and go into law, my career as a captain not only involved the operational part of running super yachts – that is driving them around – but it also involved taking these ships into shipyards and overseeing their maintenanc...

Chaynee Hodgetts
Features and Opinion Editor & Barrister
Solicitors Journal & Libertas Chambers

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