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NQ solicitors – where do you see yourself in ten years?

There was a time that the legal career path was quite clearly laid out. Thanks to Ally McBeale, Law and Order and John Grisham it was all very simple – go to university, study law, become a solicitor and keep working until you hit partnership. But has this changed? Recently I have been struck by the number of junior candidates that are trying to work out what their career will look like in 3 years/ 5 years/ 10 years. It can be a daunting proposition.

For newly qualified solicitors it may seem even more daunting – you probably thought that securing your training contract would make everything clearer. But the legal world is changing and there are now so many more options open to candidates. You may wish to look at in-house opportunities upon qualification, or otherwise remain in private practice with the ambition to move to a different environment after a few years. You may see yourself as the next Harvey Specter and already be planning your path to Partnership.

Your career path will change depending upon so many factors. I have worked with several candidates that had made the move out of private practice only to find that they missed being in such a meritocratic environment. We, at BCL Legal, make it our aim to understand how your life and personal circumstances may have an impact on the roles that you are looking for. We want to know about your personal life, your family, the commute and your career aspirations so that we can assist you throughout your legal career. We will ask you where you want to be in 3 years/5 years/10 years and because of our industry knowledge and experience we can assist you in getting there.

Here at BCL Legal we are specialists within specialisms. I have a strong track record of recruiting within transportation law and am able to assist and guide you through your career. As you approach qualification (or the next stage in your legal career) why not give me a call to see how we may be able to assist you in achieving your career dreams.

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