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Panama Papers….NQ’s know all about it!

September is only four months away which can only mean one thing for many wannabe lawyers…Qualification season! On your marks, get set…go and let your job search begin! For all those who have not yet started exploring the NQ private client market, now is the time to start especially as Central London firms are already on the hunt for their new recruits!

For those of you who have taken the bull by the horns and have already secured an interview for a NQ private client solicitor position…Congratulations! However, there is no space for complacency as you still have to get ahead of the competition.

Perhaps, one way to do it is to keep on top of current affairs in your chosen area and luckily for you, there is no shortage of latest developments in the dynamic field of private client especially when it comes to matters of the (tax).

One topic which has made headline news and is likely to remain at the centre of controversy is the recent ‘Panama Papers’ scandal.

So what is all the hype? In a nutshell, ‘Panama Papers’ refers to 11.5 million files which were leaked from a database of one of the largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca based in Panama.

The highly confidential document revealed details of how secretive offshore tax regimes (aka offshore tax havens) are exploited by the rich in our society amongst them public figures and high-profile politicians (no names included in this article!).

Private client lawyers of tomorrow, what is your view on the biggest leak in history….are you able to have a stimulating, technically accurate discussion with your interviewer? If the answer is yes, you are already ahead of your competition!

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