Saucy new job for ex-Clifford Chance lawyer

THE LAWYER to foodie career move must be a relatively uncommon one, or so The Capitalist thought.

City A.M. reported earlier this month on SJ Berwin tax solicitor Lucy Gregory jumping off the legal career ladder to pursue a vocation in cheesemongery.

Now another legal bod has achieved entrepreneurial success in the food industry.

Helen Tse, a former Clifford Chance solicitor, has created a range of gluten-free Chinese sauces.

Tse joined forces with her spice-loving sisters Lisa and Janet to create the Sweet Mandarin range, and secured funding with a successful appearance on BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme.

The Sweet Mandarin cooking sauces are now stocked in Sainsbury’s and Selfridges.

Tse is still busy drafting, but instead of legal contracts she has been penning a book, The Sweet Mandarin Cookbook, to be published in 2014.