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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

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Has anyone here ever worked offshore e.g. Cayman Islands? If so, what are your thoughts on working/living there?

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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

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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?

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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.

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Best magic circle firm?

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Thoughts on Kirkland’s disputes team in London?

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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?

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Self-described ‘aggressive litigators’ are insecure lawyers compensating poor technical skills with unjustified pressure.

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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?

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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

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US Lawyers in London: how are you doing your taxes in US and UK to avoid double taxation? Do you use an accountant?

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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?

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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.

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Let’s kick things off! What practice area and firm type are people at?

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