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    Hi,

    I have recently been offered a training contract by a large corporate firm based mainly in the North West but with a smaller office in London.

    The main offices of the firm are the North West - they are bigger and the majority of the work goes through them. The London office is pretty specialised and deals with mainly niche areas of law, but does some more general banking/corporate/litigation work on the side.

    I am torn between which office I should do my TC in - on the one hand, the majority of the corporate and litigation work goes through the Northern offices, but on the other I can't help but think that the City-level work must go through the London office.

    I am concerned that by starting in the North I am pigeonholing myself to staying there forever; I would like to move to London at some point as I have family here and I have been working here for the past few months, and I feel that if you don't work in London you can't really get the highest level work, but I feel like I may be mistaken in thinking that the best work will come through the London office by simple virtue of it being in London with this firm.

    Any advice guys? Feel free to discuss the topic as a whole.
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    If you have the ability to choose the location, go with the location you want to settle with in the medium term.

    You could get pigeon-holed either way by the sounds of it. It's up to you to make sure you do as much during your TC to not be.


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