There have been some great opportunities abroad for British legal professionals for a while now, but the number of lawyers who are willing to broaden their horizons has risen noticeably in recent months. Law firms are faring better than a lot of industries in the downturn, but the overall state of the economy has given many reason to take the first exploratory steps into a career overseas. However, is relocating abroad right now really the shrewdest move? The danger is that recent dramatic economic events encourage lawyers to rush into a move without making sure the new role suits them. Certain things need to be right: basic salary, the accompanying benefits and - crucially - the opportunity to accelerate your career and find exciting and challenging work. As with any career move, the motives behind the change will dictate its success. Time spent overseas can prove extremely advantageous, but only if an employee is doing it for the right reasons.
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