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“I am just about to finish the GDL and have a training contract with a top 20 City firm. However, I am increasingly feeling that I would prefer to pursue a career in media/entertainment law, primarily music law. The corporate world is not something which interests me a huge amount, while I am genuinly interested in that of the media, especially music.

“My question is this: how easy would it be to move, on qualification, from a firm such as mine to a more media/entertainment-focused firm? I am aware that some of the City firms have strong media departments, but my firm does not, meaning I would be unable to do a seat in it.

“I have already identified a number of firms I would be interested in working for, both larger ones with good media departments and smaller ones with good reputations for music law, yet I am concerned that without doing a seat in a media department I will have difficulty moving to such firms on qualification.”

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