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.