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    Hello Basically, i'm interested in becoming a solicitor. Soo, although it might be a bit pre-emptive (6th form currently), i've started to think specifically about which area of law I might be interested in. I'm fairly certain that i'd like to do something in private client, as opposed to more corporate work.

    Family law seems really interesting to me, but I was wondering if anyone here could share some experiences having worked in it. The thing i'd be worried about is if working in that kind of environment would be particularly... soul destroying? I don't know if that makes sense, as I know when most people come into contact with lawyers, it's generally not for the best of reasons, but working all day on divorce/separation/families breaking up could particularly crappy. I think that made sense :rolleyes:

    Then on the other hand, civil litigation does look very interesting as well + perhaps not as "sad" (not the best way to say it, I know :woo: ) as family.

    To summarise my fairly long-winded/rambly post: it would be great if anyone could post up any of their experiences of working in either of these two areas of law. Thanks to any replies in advance
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    (Original post by Bearman)
    Hello Basically, i'm interested in becoming a solicitor. Soo, although it might be a bit pre-emptive (6th form currently), i've started to think specifically about which area of law I might be interested in. I'm fairly certain that i'd like to do something in private client, as opposed to more corporate work.

    Family law seems really interesting to me, but I was wondering if anyone here could share some experiences having worked in it. The thing i'd be worried about is if working in that kind of environment would be particularly... soul destroying? I don't know if that makes sense, as I know when most people come into contact with lawyers, it's generally not for the best of reasons, but working all day on divorce/separation/families breaking up could particularly crappy. I think that made sense :rolleyes:

    Then on the other hand, civil litigation does look very interesting as well + perhaps not as "sad" (not the best way to say it, I know :woo: ) as family.

    To summarise my fairly long-winded/rambly post: it would be great if anyone could post up any of their experiences of working in either of these two areas of law. Thanks to any replies in advance
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    Its a bit pre-emptive. You should not restrict yourself to a particular area until you aware of what the different areas are and what they involve - this will involve a lot of research for non-law students, and a bit of research for law students. If you work as a trainee solicitor, you will spend time in different departments doing different things as part of your Training Contract anyway. For now just focus on enjoying yourself, doing some voluntary or part-time work and getting good grades
 
 
 
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