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Prospective trainee here. If I choose to train in family law (due to passion, interest etc) and realise that itís not my cup of tea, what are the exit options? Assuming that Iíll be exposed to contested divorce cases.

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Prospective trainee here. If I choose to train in family law (due to passion, interest etc) and realise that itís not my cup of tea, what are the exit options? Assuming that Iíll be exposed to contested divorce cases.
never do just one thing.
Also, if you are asked to do only one thing - refer to training checklist.

do fam/gen lit in a 80/20 arrangement. That way if you realize you absolutely hate fam, you can make the transition into other areas. Most firms known for fam do also handle gen civ lit cases.

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never do just one thing.
Also, if you are asked to do only one thing - refer to training checklist.

do fam/gen lit in a 80/20 arrangement. That way if you realize you absolutely hate fam, you can make the transition into other areas. Most firms known for fam do also handle gen civ lit cases.
Thanks for the input. If I were to get out from Fam law to gen lit at 2-3 PQE, how many years of PQE would I have to forfeit?

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Thanks for the input. If I were to get out from Fam law to gen lit at 2-3 PQE, how many years of PQE would I have to forfeit?
Probably all
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This is not a salary related post but I am very jaded after working for a long time and have yet to find myself a girlfriend. I canít date anyone from my office and I donít have time to meet anyone new. Women however seem to find potential partners easily, itís a matter of choice for them. Any general advice on how I can meet someone suitable (be it in the office or outside of work)?

Any advice would be much appreciated, no trolls please.
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This is not a salary related post but I am very jaded after working for a long time and have yet to find myself a girlfriend. I canít date anyone from my office and I donít have time to meet anyone new. Women however seem to find potential partners easily, itís a matter of choice for them. Any general advice on how I can meet someone suitable (be it in the office or outside of work)?

Any advice would be much appreciated, no trolls please.
If youíre in a multinational, go attend townhall meetings and happy hours.

Else, me an my fellow TCs find registering for a couple of F45 classes really do help break the ice with new female connections.
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Anyone successfully landed an in-house role without the requisite experience in the specific areas listed on the job ad? E.g. trademarks, corporate secretarial, or building and construction laws...etc.

If so, how did you survive the selection process? Crash course before the interview? Convince the interviewer of your abilities to pick up fast?
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Probably all
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It depends on the quality of the 20% gen lit work you end up doing. If that 20% includes civ trial at the HC Level or a CA hearing, you could easily nego for a lesser PQE cut.

A lot depends on what kind of cases you pick up.
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Anyone successfully landed an in-house role without the requisite experience in the specific areas listed on the job ad? E.g. trademarks, corporate secretarial, or building and construction laws...etc.

If so, how did you survive the selection process? Crash course before the interview? Convince the interviewer of your abilities to pick up fast?
I was in-house for a few years while completing my masters. Here's my two cents.

Most companies advertising for junior positions don't expect miracles. So long as you meet about 50-70% of the job description, you'll probably get at least a call back. When i first went in-house I had 0 corp/comm experience, but majority of my disputes experience was in the energy/engineering/construction sector. My boss felt that my knowledge of the industry outweighed the fact that I had no corp/comm experience and everything else could be learned on the job. I stayed there for almost 2 years and while the learning curve was steep, it was a rewarding experience.

The problem is when companies are hiring for sole legal counsels or are looking to set up local offices or are looking for someone to head a team. These positions will not generally hire peeps without the experience mentioned in the job description.
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