I've just finished the GDL and if I don't get a TC sorted I plan to work for the year to get some legal experience. I met with a recruiter yesterday who suggested a job in compliance which I had never really considered before.
I was just wondering whether or not it would provide me with good legal experience when applying for TCs or is a job as a paralegal the way to go?
It all sounded very promising but I don't know if he was just trying to sell it to me.
Does a job in compliance provide good legal experience? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-07-2014 12:03
- 06-07-2014 20:03
My view is that your best bet is to gain experience as a paralegal; you end up at the sharp end of practice and you end up with real experience to draw on. Compliance work would still be valuable, but as a paralegal you'll wind up doing the work of a solicitor anyway and so it doesn't really get much better than that.
- 06-07-2014 20:17
I suppose the alternative view is to consider what area of compliance - obviously there is a lot! If you are getting directly relevant experience to where you are aiming to go then it could set you apart from those who have paralegal experience.
Also - might your compliance experience give you another route into a TC - perhaps building up contacts with lawyers that might pay off for you in another way?
you will certainly end up with a broad knowledge/good idea of how people DON'T comply that will be informative for you.