Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
High StreetThe ‘City’ or ‘high street’ is a big issue for students intending to qualify as solicitors these days. Should you head for a training contract in the multinational City-type practice, or the more traditional firm in your local high street?

The media has played a significant role in this question in recent times. We see programmes like Ally McBeal and Trust and imagine that life in the City firms is about high drama; a frenzy of champagne receptions and expensive, fast cars. We also read in the press about high-flying ‘fat cat’ lawyers earning six-figure salaries. Corporate law has a certain ring to it that appeals to students, and which many associate only with the larger corporate style firms. But is there life elsewhere than in a City set up?

This premium content is reserved for
Law.com International Subscribers.


  • Customized news by region including UK, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and North America
  • Cutting-edge research such as UK Top 100, China 45, and Asia 50
  • Get the inside track on the biggest breaking stories that delve deep into the issues behind the headlines
  • Comprehensive coverage of the dynamic legal market from people moves to the major international jurisdictions
  • Global view into how legal tech, business of law, in-house and regulatory environments are intersecting worldwide

Already a subscriber?


Law.com International Newsletters & Briefings

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

Sign up for an unlimited number of complementary newsletters, alerts, and International Briefings. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 American Lawyer Media International, LLC. All Rights Reserved.