The Prodigal Lawyer

Week beginning: 30th October, 2022 | By Jen McKelvin | Newcastle

I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants."' And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Luke 15:18-20 (ESV)

After a five-year hiatus, I have just returned to legal practice, and I spent as much time worrying about my return as I did revising for it. What sort of welcome back would I receive? Would my colleagues comment on my career break? Would they snigge

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