If anyone is considering a move to CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang hit me up for insights/referral
Starting as a trainee at large international (but UK-HQed) firm soon. Does anyone have any general advice on seat planning?
Due to move to London (from abroad) and start a position as an associate with a US firm towards the beginning of next year and wondering if anyone has any suggestions on nice areas to live in London? … more
Leaving my (London, big US) firm; HR has sent me various confirmations they are asking me to sign “before my last day”: I haven’t taken any docs, am aware of my regulatory obligations, don’t have any … more
Any idea what a senior knowledge lawyer (6+ PQE) earns at a Magic Circle or US firm? Other half doesn't feel cut out for the rigours of a fee-earning grind through the ranks (currently at £140k ex… more
What are people views on electronic signing of documents E.g. Docusign, Adobe sign etc? Have a counterparty freaking out over the suggestion.i just assumed we were all from this century now and had ac… more
Moving to London in June for a permanent role. What's a good area to live in, friends? Looking for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom place ideally.
I'm moving from Scotland to London in September, looking to buy a flat, what are some nice / ok areas within 45 minute commute of Paddington?
Looking around the £300-£350k mark.
Obviously viewing ar… more
What are peoples opinions on work from home? It seems to be an unpopular opinion but as a junior I despise it. I work 3 feet from my bed, I find the barriers of a phone/email between me and a senior t… more
I’m a 50 year old attorney at a very reputable law firm in DC. Have dreamed of working in London- taking QLTS to become solicitor- but wondering- will there be a job? Worried about age discrimination!
Any thoughts on Sidley's London office? How sharp elbowed are the associates and how much do partners genuinely try and help you develop a career? Bonus points if you can provide insight on how th… more
Does anybody have experience working with Fried Frank? I have an interview with them for a Funds NQ role and they seem like a great fit, but I just wanted to see if anyone has any inside insight.
To those who were NQs in 2008/2009 and didn’t get retained - what did you do? Did you paralegal? I’m a fourth seater really struggling to find anything as literally no firms are recruiting NQs right n… more
Has anyone here ever worked offshore e.g. Cayman Islands? If so, what are your thoughts on working/living there?
London folk, question for you: do firms and offices in London not recruit candidates directly? I hardly see positions advertised on the websites of these firms but there are vacancies that they seem t… more
Hello, I am a big law associate in the US looking to relocate to the UK. How difficult is this to do? Can this be done?
Are BigLaw hours in London really that bad? Would an MC firm be a safer option as a foreign qualified lawyer looking to make a move.
Any thoughts on Latham in London? Considering a move out of MC and hear they are very strong at Finance. Also any insight into base pay bracket for 2PQE?
Self-described ‘aggressive litigators’ are insecure lawyers compensating poor technical skills with unjustified pressure.
UK attorney moving to the UK: how much money do you need to make to be able to live well in London? I’m on the NY scale but might need to take a pay cut. How much is good non-NYC scale pay for London?
Folks: what are your thoughts about Taylor Wessing? I focus on VC and M&A work and TW seems to be a good fit but I don’t know how they’re viewed in the market and what the pay is. Any insight help… more
US Lawyers in London: how are you doing your taxes in US and UK to avoid double taxation? Do you use an accountant?
How big a step up is it as an associate in a Magic Circle firm to a US firm in terms of hours and responsibility?
I am a US attorney with a very reputable environmentaL firm. Passed the MCT and will take the OSCE in May. Would love any and all advice about how law firm or in-house hiring in London works.