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Law firms no longer get passed from father to son

The current state of affairs is all I know, says Stuart Price

22 October 2013

I am enthusiastic to be entering the legal profession and excited about my future as a solicitor.

I am enthusiastic to be entering the legal profession and excited about my future as a solicitor. “Slow down there trainee”, I hear you say, “stop being so optimistic.” Considering the constant battle for clients, fees being driven down at every turn and a regulatory body that doesn’t instil confidence in its members, I am sure the eyebrows of many more senior lawyers have just hit the ceiling. Do give me a chance to explain myself.

I should qualify at the outset that my experience, and this article, is based very much on life at a regional firm. If it sounds detached from the reality in the City, then I’m afraid that’s because it probably is. Freshly out of the LPC boot camp, with my work experience behind me and my work reality in front of me, I was r...

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