Pursue a law career, or run the family business?Watch
So I wished to get some advice. Ever since the beginning of uni, I have been passionate about pursuing a career in law, though I always knew at one point I would like to run my family's business.
My father has suddenly decided to retire (I thought he would retire much later), and told me that provided I gain a few years experience and learn the ropes, I could become CEO of the business within 6 years or so (I am 22 now).
Our family business is highly successful, turnover exceeds £40 million. I think it would be extremely exciting to run such a company at a young age, and I have lots of ideas for it looking forward.
However, at the same time, I am extremely motivated in becoming a lawyer, as I wish to 'carve my own path', and be successful through my own means.
What would you do?
Note: most law students will go on to do masters degree so you will be competing with those with higher than degree level applicants in jobs relating to law
But if you do decide to run the business, will you regret not doing law is the issue so you might need to ponder about that for a while