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Old 15-06-2022, 02:10 PM
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1 PQE here seeking advice!

Pretty decent CV, but wholly disputes focused. Not optimistic about the future of disputes work in Singapore hence considering a jump to corporate work, with a view to going in-house some time down the road.

Understand this is a fairly commonplace career move but wanted to tap on the forum's collective wisdom on whether this is wise, what to do/not do, etc.

Many thanks in advance.

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1 PQE here seeking advice!

Pretty decent CV, but wholly disputes focused. Not optimistic about the future of disputes work in Singapore hence considering a jump to corporate work, with a view to going in-house some time down the road.

Understand this is a fairly commonplace career move but wanted to tap on the forum's collective wisdom on whether this is wise, what to do/not do, etc.

Many thanks in advance.
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1 PQE here seeking advice!

Pretty decent CV, but wholly disputes focused. Not optimistic about the future of disputes work in Singapore hence considering a jump to corporate work, with a view to going in-house some time down the road.

Understand this is a fairly commonplace career move but wanted to tap on the forum's collective wisdom on whether this is wise, what to do/not do, etc.

Many thanks in advance.
Just do it (I moved from liti to corp as a trainee and don't regret it).

I think the only reason you'd stay in liti is if you love the practice. No point staying in liti any longer if you have decided to move. Just bear in mind that corporate work can be quite dull.

Join a B4 firm / SLB. B4 have been bleeding corp assocs to international firms, so lot's of vacancies. Bigger firms get bigger / more complex deals and offer far better exposure and training (structured and on the job training).

If you're already in a B4 firm, consider asking for an internal transfer.

Rough it out for 2+ years and then move in house or to an international firm.

M&A, banking/finance, finreg, cap markets all give you good exit options.
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Hi Im from UniSim political science. How do i become a lawyer? Didnt bother to find job so I am 30yo now without any work experience
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30 year old
where do you get the money to do law if you never work before?

Why not get a job work a few years then study law?
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Most partners are seriously a holes (at least the ones I have seen). Taking every opportunity to exploit and milk their employees.
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any kind of lawyer with decent work life balance?
I've heard a lot of lawyers work awful hours, and have no work life balance. I don't see the point in becoming a lawyer just to be miserable for the rest of my life. Are there any areas of law/employers where lawyers can have work life balance?

I heard lawyers for the government have better working hours, tho i dont know how true that is
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Most partners are seriously a holes (at least the ones I have seen). Taking every opportunity to exploit and milk their employees.
Once you take money from them you become their wage slave. You will have to work till you drop so they can go home at 5pm. Deal with all the prblems relating to the file while they scold you when there are hiccups. At the end of the matter, they will tske the bulk of the fees and you will only get a pittsnce despite having done all of the work. Thats the sad reality for most incoming lawyers
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any kind of lawyer with decent work life balance?
I've heard a lot of lawyers work awful hours, and have no work life balance. I don't see the point in becoming a lawyer just to be miserable for the rest of my life. Are there any areas of law/employers where lawyers can have work life balance?

I heard lawyers for the government have better working hours, tho i dont know how true that is
Do consider a career as in-house lawyer. It can be pretty darn good, depending on your organisation. Sometimes you may have to deal with some firedrills but far less often than private practice where everything is urgent.

Sure your pay may not be as good as the top (ie B4 and international) law firms' payscales, but it is still very good relative to many other corporate ops functions and oftentimes can beat mid-tier law firm salary.

There's a reason why majority of in-house lawyers are women and that's where they excel. Because in-house gives them family time. And its lots of corporate type work, which requires attention to detail (women generally excel in that).

The narrative that the legal industry is overworked and miserable is really only applicable to private practice. Why do you think in-house lawyers are not the ones constantly whining on this forum? Because they're out there enjoying their dinners with their families.
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