Do read this useful article first : https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-you-should-quit-practice-law-harrison-barnes?redirectFromSplash=true.

As I said in my Passle post of 3rd September - http://halebury.passle.net/post/102cx2f/to-lawyers-thinking-of-leaving-the-law - the law impacts on every aspect of life; changing what you do within the legal profession is a very viable option.

I worked with a lawyer at a Magic Circle firm who really wanted to work in the music industry and found a way to switch from banking law to music law at a smaller firm. I also once came across a lawyer who was such a huge dog lover he'd become successful sole practitioner advising dog owners whose dogs had bitten people and who were facing possible orders to destroy their adored pets. Anything is possible!