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!
The survey, conducted by Life Productions, analysed the job searches of 1,486 lawyers earning £50,000 on a number of job sites including Reed and Total Jobs. It found that 31.8 per cent of lawyers looking for jobs were considering roles outside of the legal profession. Life Productions founder Martin Underwood said: “Working conditions for lawyers at larger firms haven’t changed significantly in eight years. A large proportion of well-paid associates and senior associates continue to resent the lifestyle they are expected to adopt.