Lauren-O_Sullivan

Lauren O’Sullivan

Senior Consultant

Phone: 

020 3732 4020

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What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law? 

I’m very outcome focused and love applying strategic and commercial approaches to legal problems regarding property and commercial disputes. I see myself more as resolution facilitator rather than a disputes / litigation focused lawyer. Regarding non-contentious work, I enjoy focusing on setting out my clients’ vision and ideal outcome into an agreement, combining the necessary legal frameworks with my clients’ bespoke commercial and practical needs in the most streamline way.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

I’m mainly based in the UK but work remotely and travel often. Wherever I am in the world, I love seeking out a co-working space to base myself. I enjoy being in a mixed environment, particularly around entrepreneurs and change makers. So far, Bali has my favourite co-working spaces; think green rice fields, bamboo and beanbags! Great for my productivity and creative spark. Also, wherever I am, the smell of good coffee definitely does the trick!

An entrepreneur I admire

Peta Kelly, for paving the way for the millennial generation in conscious leadership and for the success she has created aligned with her values. Peta’s book “Earth is Hiring” is a recommended read if you’re interested to know more.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf? 

Book- Earth is Hiring by Peta Kelly (the new way of Leadership)

Podcast – Legally Different –  hosted by yours truly (explained further below in “other interests”)

A social cause I care about is….

Too many in a wide variety of sectors to mention! Overall I’m passionate about the wellbeing of humanity and our ecological impact on the planet. I believe real change and sustainable progression will come from both of these.

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Key practices

Property Dispute resolution, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Property

Education and Training

College of Law York (LPC), University of Leeds (Law LLB)

Legal Roles

Pinsent Masons LLP (Property Dispute Resolution Specialist), Bamford Legal Engineering Limited (Legal Engineer AKA coder)

Other interests

I’m the creator & host of the Legally Different Podcast which is a hub for inspiring conversations with pioneering current and former lawyers who are different in the way that they live and/ or work, having made brave life leaps and decisions to live in a way most aligned with their passions, values and purpose . I love to connect with lawyers in this space who are unconventional in some way mainly to showcase that we are different, human and interesting (turning that outdated traditional view on its head!) and because I’m really passionate about guiding and inspiring people who are craving change in their life – and one powerful way to do so is to share real life stories.  Finally, it’s also a platform for education – I love learning and there’s so many interesting shares from each guest depending on their area of expertise and experience. So far, we’ve delved into health & wellbeing, leadership, spirituality, entrepreneurship, travel, tech and human rights.

I’m a qualified life coach, yoga teacher and I’m a huge meditation advocate. Also, because life is about balance, I love of the faster paced things in life too like boot camp style workouts, running and surfing.

News, Insights & Resources

Brexit

The Impact of Brexit on the Workforce Webinar: Recording

On the 26th January we held a webinar to discuss employment law issues arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union. Ignition Consultants Polly Jeanneret, Jemima Coleman and Nicky Cranfield were joined by immigration specialist Kim Vowden. Below we have a video recording for those of you who couldn’t make it on the day.

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