Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Legal Specialization - Which one is the most exciting?

Announcements Posted on
The Careers section needs more moderators! 21-04-2014
We're up for a Webby! Vote TSR to help us win. 10-04-2014
Interview discussion rules - please read before posting! 12-01-2013
    • Thread Starter
    • 2 followers
    Online

    ReputationRep:
    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.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    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.)
    • 6 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (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
    • 157 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (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.
    • 6 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (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!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    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.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (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!!
    • 6 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (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!
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (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...).
    • 14 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    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.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By completing the slider below you agree to The Student Room's terms & conditions and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

    You don't slide that way? No problem.

Updated: April 3, 2012
Article updates
Useful resources
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.