For lawyers wanting to step away from the traditional firm structure, freelance work offers greater flexibility and the opportunity to develop new skills, says Matthew Kay

The working world looks so different now compared to 20, ten, or even five years ago. The exponential rise of technology is partly responsible. Now it is possible to check your emails halfway up Snowdon or on a remote beach. Developments like the cloud mean your office could be a cottage in St Ives or an apartment in Barcelona.

It’s an exciting time, and the picture is changing everyday – open a newspaper and you’re likely to see stories about artificial intelligence infiltrating offices and taking over tasks usually completed by human minds.

Coupled with this rapidly changing technology, there is social change ...

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