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Career Advice - alternatives to law?

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    • Thread Starter

    I apologise in advance for posting here as I am not a student (have not been in quite some time!).

    However, I would be grateful for some much needed advice.

    I am now in mid-30's and have been working for an insurance company for the last seven years or so as a claims negotiator.

    I have an LLB, an LLM and completed the LPC and have quite a lot of legal work experience.

    I also have a keen interest in IT (though no formal qualifications) and often help out in my current role with computer-related problems in the office.

    I realise that I let myself stagnate for way too long and need to get out of this rut whilst I still can. All I know is that I no longer want to qualify as a Solicitor (which was my original plan) and am not entirely sure I want to pursue a strictly legal career.

    What are my options?

    Given that I have quite some experience in insurance law, it would seem sensible to do something else insurance related but not necessarily.

    It is also difficult to apply for jobs as I need to know the types of jobs I can do with legal qualifications and insurance experience.

    Any help/guidance would be much appreciated.

    • Thread Starter

    Sorry - have realised that this is better posted in the general career section.
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