Lawyer Salary - Page 2034 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




Lawyer Salary

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #20331 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2023, 06:28 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

do law firms ever rescind their tc offer?

Reply With Quote
  #20332 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2023, 06:46 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
How is 1 year tc going to affect us?

More cheap labour for trainees
And increased pay for NQ?
Put it this way.. changes made to reduce the amount of lawyers in the market will not benefit the trainee lawyers trying to enter the market.

Reply With Quote
  #20333 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2023, 06:46 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
anyone broke tc before? what reasons shld u give & shld u do it a year later so they forgot abt u
Very common, just let them know as soon as possible when you decide to break TC so they can find a replacement.

More importantly, be prepared that you may have burned a bridge with that particular firm.

Reply With Quote
  #20334 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2023, 07:34 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Very common, just let them know as soon as possible when you decide to break TC so they can find a replacement.

More importantly, be prepared that you may have burned a bridge with that particular firm.
need to give reason?
Reply With Quote
  #20335 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2023, 08:33 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
need to give reason?
tell them you going to a better firm 👍🏻
Reply With Quote
  #20336 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2023, 10:33 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
hey after securing a tc are grades still important (ofc above the graduation requirement)? for eg does retention rate look at ur gpa or if u wanna move firm after ur tc
Yes, it does. Firms commonly still look at your grades for junior to mid level associate hires because you still don't have much of a track record. The more senior you get (6+ years), the more important your experience becomes, but having top grades will always give you an edge.


Primary School English Grammar and Vocabulary Drills
Primary School English Grammar and Vocabulary Drills


SG Bus Timing App
SG Bus Timing App - the best bus app - available on iOS and Android


Bursa Stocks Android App - check share prices
Bursa Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks Android App - check share prices
SGX Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks for iPad - check latest Singapore share prices
SGX Stocks [iPad] app
| SGX Stocks [iPhone] app
Reply With Quote

  #20337 (permalink)  
Old 10-10-2023, 01:34 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
As in he outed himself as a white horse? Why would anyone do that?

All the white horse I know, never ever admit so, until theyíre caught in a bind
he didn't directly tell us he was a white horse. It was more of a "oh my family's company listed on the SGX uses law firm Y, which is why I am interning here" and "oh I also did intern at supposedly-international firm X which my family's banker has a relationship with and X offered me a TC but I chose law firm Y because I like it better here" sort of rhetoric in his attempt at grandstanding to the other interns.

Maybe he is just an anomaly and not the real white horse/unicorn interns you encounter at the Big 4/MC firms.
Reply With Quote
  #20338 (permalink)  
Old 10-10-2023, 03:02 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
need to give reason?
No, the less said the better. Just thank them for the opportunity but say that, due to a change in circumstances, you no longer wish to pursue your TC with the firm.

Usually mid-size or bigger firms will just let you go or ignore you.

Some smaller firms will try to scare you by saying they want to claim "compensation" for losses suffered (as the TC is technically a contract) if you actually leave. Just be polite and tell them that you have still decided to leave.. 10 out of 10 times they will just let you go (as they can't prove losses and it is too expensive to sue you and also it is damn bad publicity for them to actually try to obtain compensation for a break of TC).

Don't stupid stupid agree to pay compensation for breaking a TC.
Reply With Quote
  #20339 (permalink)  
Old 10-10-2023, 03:53 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Stay away from Law

Wonít recommend anyone to do Law, from my personal experience.

Class of 2004 NUS Law, 2nd lower. Worked at KhattarWong briefly, before falling it quits. Decided to take a gap year off, and applied to medical school in Sydney subsequently. Completed my medical school and psychiatry training in Australia. Currently earning $20000 a month base/ $25000 with clinical training allowance, as a consultant doctor at IMH.

My peers who got 2nd lower from the batch of 2004 are either partners at a small/mid firm or general counsels in SMEs by now. However, they are earning around the same as me, with shaky employment prospects. One lost his job recently and has been finding for another one for the past 6 months. Their salaries are likely to remain stagnant at the 20K mark.

Whereas, I already have a job offer as an anchor psychiatrist doctor in a reputable psychiatry private practice, for $30000 a month. Will likely take it up after I complete my 3 year tenure at IMH.

I know many senior psychiatry clinicians in private practice making $30000 a month, working 4 days a week. Someone even made over $60000 a month because he was hardworking (clinic operating for 6 days).

My point is donít do Law, unless you are super confident that you are in the top minority making equity partner money.. which most (95% of the cohort are not).

Kind Regards.

DR VENGADESH S/O KRISHNA KUMAR, MBBS (U of Sydney, Australia) 2010
FRANZCP (Psych) (RANZCP, Australia) 2020
Reply With Quote
  #20340 (permalink)  
Old 10-10-2023, 04:29 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Wonít recommend anyone to do Law, from my personal experience.

Class of 2004 NUS Law, 2nd lower. Worked at KhattarWong briefly, before falling it quits. Decided to take a gap year off, and applied to medical school in Sydney subsequently. Completed my medical school and psychiatry training in Australia. Currently earning $20000 a month base/ $25000 with clinical training allowance, as a consultant doctor at IMH.

My peers who got 2nd lower from the batch of 2004 are either partners at a small/mid firm or general counsels in SMEs by now. However, they are earning around the same as me, with shaky employment prospects. One lost his job recently and has been finding for another one for the past 6 months. Their salaries are likely to remain stagnant at the 20K mark.

Whereas, I already have a job offer as an anchor psychiatrist doctor in a reputable psychiatry private practice, for $30000 a month. Will likely take it up after I complete my 3 year tenure at IMH.

I know many senior psychiatry clinicians in private practice making $30000 a month, working 4 days a week. Someone even made over $60000 a month because he was hardworking (clinic operating for 6 days).

My point is donít do Law, unless you are super confident that you are in the top minority making equity partner money.. which most (95% of the cohort are not).

Kind Regards.

DR VENGADESH S/O KRISHNA KUMAR, MBBS (U of Sydney, Australia) 2010
FRANZCP (Psych) (RANZCP, Australia) 2020


Why does the discussion of not doing law keep coming up? Ok we get ure v successful now. But wouldn't most people visiting this page be law students/lawyers and wanna know more about the law industry. And the discussion keeps getting butchered by irrelevant discussions like med vs law etc. A bit ridiculous to ask us to throw away our law degree and pursue a new career or completely new degree
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
advocate, law, lawyer, legal, solicitor

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
From Lawyer Insider: Life is Glamorous but Unsatisfying Salary.sg Income and Jobs 31 15-01-2018 12:40 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
17,806 Replies, 5,421,921 Views
Roles in accenture singapore ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
8,076 Replies, 2,540,374 Views
GovTech ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
6,577 Replies, 2,552,703 Views
GIC (Government of Singapore... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
423 Replies, 752,299 Views
MAS for Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,243 Replies, 1,153,825 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
7,528 Replies, 3,601,601 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
11,620 Replies, 7,107,522 Views
Hospital (Private or Public)... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
822 Replies, 471,416 Views
Is HR useless? ( 1 2)
12 Replies, 563 Views
Civil Servant Bonus Mid-2023 ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
197 Replies, 182,458 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
6,314 Replies, 3,948,999 Views
HTX (Home Team Science and... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
925 Replies, 443,697 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
6,037 Replies, 4,877,025 Views
Factual Local Bank Salaries - DBS... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,935 Replies, 1,534,425 Views
Election Department job application
9 Replies, 4,203 Views
NCS (SingTel subsidiary) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,395 Replies, 1,217,611 Views
ST Electronics ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,913 Replies, 1,651,141 Views
DSTA (under Mindef) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,629 Replies, 1,462,961 Views
ITE (lecturer) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
281 Replies, 405,228 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
16,493 Replies, 12,866,703 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
21,378 Replies, 10,762,319 Views
Work culture in CPF board ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
42 Replies, 81,206 Views
NCS Tech Graduate Programme or...
5 Replies, 1,230 Views
Job Application with MOE... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
497 Replies, 664,021 Views
CSA (Cyber Security Agency) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
943 Replies, 559,610 Views
Job application form have you ever... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
44 Replies, 1,676 Views
Working in NEA ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
129 Replies, 173,063 Views
Changi Airport Group ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
475 Replies, 649,012 Views
Civil Service Performance Bonus ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,452 Replies, 4,956,331 Views
DBS Bank career advancement,... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
136 Replies, 310,348 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2