Dominique Malherbe qualified as an attorney with an LLM in Tax/Commercial Law. She spent several years in the corporate world and thereafter as an independent advisor and conveyancer. After the birth of her fourth child, she took up a part-time law lecturing post and lectured for over a decade with a specific interest in legal professional ethics. During this time, her passion for the writing life took hold and she completed her first memoir, From Courtrooms to Cupcakes. Passionate about law but specifically gender and justice, the sequel to her first book was published last year continuing the theme of women and work in the legal profession and the general concern of work/life/balance.