• Virtual Thursday 22 April 2021

The new ways of working virtual conference

Lawyers who are doing things differently tell their stories

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Living Room Law takes place virtually on the afternoon of April 22 2021 and in-person on 23 September 2021. It features a series of talks by solicitors and barristers who are doing things differently.


Some combine their legal work with unrelated passions, others handle City of London deals and cases from far-flung and unconventional locations. We’ll also be hearing from lawyers who have scaled the heights of the profession while managing family commitments. The first batch of speakers will be announced in early March.







Meet the speakers

Lucy Jay

Consultant in Travers Smith's dispute resolution team, who has been working remotely from rural Scotland since 2010

Penny Angell

UK managing partner of Hogan Lovells

Anjalee Mead

Project finance lawyer working remotely from Zimbabwe, including via Re:link Linklaters as a consultant

Alex Wade

Lawyer, journalist, author and surfer, who is currently working remotely from the South of France

Salome Coker

Re:link Linklaters finance lawyer, who balances her legal work with her ventures as a creative entrepreneur and artist.

Alexandra Gladwell

Senior commercial litigation lawyer, who made a decision in 2015 to launch a legal consulting career with Peerpoint by Allen & Overy

Lisa Mulley

Senior lawyer with a diversity of experience gained from working in a magic circle law firm, in-house in financial services and as a legal consultant to Peerpoint by Allen & Overy

James Hall

Hardwicke barrister specialising in commercial and property litigation, who has been running his practice whilst living in Wales

Morris Bentata

Sports lawyer, co-founder of Level, dad of 3, author and speaker, working flexibly since 2015

Rowena Samarasinhe

Commercial sports lawyer, business owner, splits her time between London and Verbier, working from anywhere since 2017

Martin Laing

A former managing associate at Linklaters, Martin transitioned away from legal work into strategy-oriented roles and has been a key member of the Re:link team since it started in 2019

Deepak Sitlani

Head of the derivatives and structured products group at Linklaters in London and has been a partner since 2007



  • 14:00 Introduction Legal Cheek
  • 14:05 How flexibility empowers lawyers Morris Bentata, Rowena Samarasinhe, Alexandra Gladwell, Lisa Mulley
  • 14:55 Virtual networking Level, Peerpoint by Allen & Overy, Re:link Linklaters
  • 15:10 Law after lockdown Salome Coker, Martin Laing, Anjalee Mead, Deepak Sitlani
  • 16:00 Virtual networking Level, Peerpoint by Allen & Overy, Re:link Linklaters
  • 16:20 New perspectives on agile working Penny Angell, Lucy Jay, James Hall, Alex Wade
  • 17:10 Virtual networking Level, Peerpoint by Allen & Overy, Re:link Linklaters