Career Clinic: Corporate law's a turn-off - but would qualifying elsewhere hurt my CV?
"I'm a trainee at one of the top City firms and am facing a dilemma about where to qualify. The basic problem is that I don't want to close off future career options, such as moving into a business-facing role in a large corporate, but I can't stand transactional law. I found the hours in corporate to be incredibly long (typically 55-65 hours a week) and have seen that the work can be unbelievably tedious (even at partner level) but appreciate that qualifying into such an area would provide a very good business background - learning about transaction timetables, business concepts, reading accounts, etc.
“I’m a trainee at one of the top City firms and am facing a dilemma about where to qualify. The basic problem is that I don’t want to close off future career options, such as moving into a business-facing role in a large corporate, but I can’t stand transactional law.
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