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Posted - 21 March 2018 14:07
Dear ALL
I am almost 40 years of age
LPC finished 8 years ago
8 years solid business consulting career
considering career change into law
ideas - suggestions?
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Posted - 21 March 2018 15:59
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is your lpc not stale now?
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Posted - 21 March 2018 16:00
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my bad thought you meant llb.

lpc doesnt go stale but chances are its too long ago
Posted - 28 March 2018 11:24
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In many ways yes - but please do expand on your remarks...
Posted - 19 April 2018 09:29
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LPC does have an expiry date (10 years from finish?)
depending on what kind of consulting you have been doing, citylaw may be a nice rest.

as a blank-sheet trainee, you have very little to offer compared to a gonk fresh out of university. OTOH, if you can find a law specialism that matches what you do consulting in now, and a firm that does that, then you have a good chance.

What do you think you'll get out of it? you'll just be giving a different kind of professional services advice with timesheets and client-hunting. Only you'll be at the bottom thinking "why are they doing it this way?"

Oh yes, and if you have done xyz before, mention it, but don't harp on about it. I've worked with some job-changers who spent their entire time going "we didn't do it like that at British Spaz", to which the answer was "well, why don't you f**k off back there then".

So I spose the best advice is
1) work out which bit of law matches best what you do (area of law/slice of the market etc )
2) find out which firms do that sort of thing
3) have a pitch which explains what you bring (contacts, knowledge, kumquats)
4) explain what you get out of it and why you won't go mental in the first three years being a junior gonk again

I had a vague look at going back from in-house to pp and worked along those lines, and then after a couple of interviews decided that the people who would offer me stuff didn't want to offer me what I wanted.