For many newly qualified lawyers the next obvious step would be to remain at the firm where they have spent two years training, however a growing number of lawyers decide to move upon qualification. There are many reasons why moving is an option many new lawyers opt for:
There is no guarantee that you will be offered an associate position by your current firm as firms cannot always retain all of their trainees.
You may get offered a position within an alternative department which is not the area you want to specialise in, it would not be wise to remain at your current firm in a position you did not want as it can be difficult to change speciality at a later date.
You personally may feel like it’s time for a change maybe to move to firm that has a better reputation for the practice area you want to specialise in.
It may simply be that you are interested in change of location and want to move either to new part of the country or head abroad instead.
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