When recruiting for US law firms in the London market, we regularly come across associates at all levels who have lots of questions and some misconceptions about the differences between working for UK and US law firms. In this article our consultant Elliot Jackson, who has worked as a lawyer in both UK and US law firms, presents the pros and cons of choosing a US law firm over a UK one.
For some people, the transition from trainee to NQ takes place seamlessly, although it’s not unusual to reach the end of a training contract and to be unsure about your future. How do you make sure that you make the right next step?
If you’re planning on becoming a lawyer it’s best that you get to grips with the relevant jargon. It will soon become second nature and none of it is particularly difficult, but it’s still worth swotting up ahead of an interview to avoid being stumped by any unforeseen acronyms.