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Legal Specialization - Which one is the most exciting?

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    I've been looking around the forum and I've seen quite a few people mention that working as a solicitor can be extremely boring.

    So my questions are, what type of specialization is the best/most interesting/most exicting in your opinion and what's the least interesting/ worst/ least exciting in your opinion.

    I'd love to hear what you guys think.

    Cheers.
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    I guess the answer is 'it depends.' It depends on what you're into; subject matter, contentious/non-contentious, more advocacy/less advocacy etc. etc.

    For some people, Criminal Law is the be all and end all, for others it's Tax (there must be at least one person who thinks this out there.)
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    (Original post by Benjamin1989)
    I guess the answer is 'it depends.' It depends on what you're into; subject matter, contentious/non-contentious, more advocacy/less advocacy etc. etc.

    For some people, Criminal Law is the be all and end all, for others it's Tax (there must be at least one person who thinks this out there.)
    Surely the people who like tax really mean they like the money from doing tax?! As Dakin says: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwiZtS-MnEE
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    (Original post by roh)
    Surely the people who like tax really mean they like the money from doing tax?! As Dakin says: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwiZtS-MnEE
    I've talked to a few people who have said that the thing they really like about working in Tax is that it's genuinely an intellectually stimulating field.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I've talked to a few people who have said that the thing they really like about working in Tax is that it's genuinely an intellectually stimulating field.
    Fair play, if you can get the money and you enjoy it, definitely take it! Then have a good laugh at those like me who are cursed to enjoy public sector stuff!
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    I'm a litigator and I think it's fab. I found transactional work dull during my training. But it really comes down to personal preference, and I don't think you truly know until you start doing it.
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    (Original post by roh)
    Fair play, if you can get the money and you enjoy it, definitely take it! Then have a good laugh at those like me who are cursed to enjoy public sector stuff!
    I know how this feels!!
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    (Original post by tabbycat1)
    I know how this feels!!
    Oh to have a burning passion for derivatives and the technicalities of cash flow in a private equity takeover!
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    (Original post by emmings)
    I'm a litigator and I think it's fab. I found transactional work dull during my training. But it really comes down to personal preference, and I don't think you truly know until you start doing it.
    Agreed - there's nothing like experience. You often find people who have preconceptions before they begin their TC will have completely changed them by the end (allegedly...).
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    Difficult to say because its very subjective.

    For one person Litigation can a fascinating look into what goes wrong in commercial and personal relationship. But another person might see it as putting documents in date order and jumping through a bunch of meaningless procedural hoops.

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