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Hi guys.

To say my TC has been a total mess is an understatement. I started in Jan 2020 and have been stuck in a dept/seat which doesn't require you to be a solicitor for 18 months and only just moved to clinical negligence but it looks like I'll only be with them for 2 days a week.

I want to qualify and specialize in clin neg but Im worried that I just won't have enough experience for firms to take me on.

My question is, how much experience in a specific area do firms look for when taking on an NQ?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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The obvious answer is the more experience the better but there are always exceptions. Someone from my TC cohort left after qualification and took a job in an area she had never trained in. She had genuine passion for the area and always wanted to do it but my firm didn't have the capacity for a trainee in the seat. Your passion for clin neg might just get you the NQ job even if you haven't had any experience.
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Thanks for the response.
Although I hope I don't fall within the exception by the time I qualify at least I can take comfort in the fact that if I don't get enough experience within my TC, it doesn't mean I won't get an NQ position in the area I'm looking specialize.
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