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Is regional experience valued by City law firms?

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Stick to the regions, or take a chance on London…

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In the second of our new series of career conundrums, a trainee lawyer due to qualify at a regional law firm asks Legal Cheek readers whether it’s possible to bag a newly qualified (NQ) role in the City.

I am due to qualify at a well-respected commercial firm in Newcastle next year, however I am keen to relocate to London. I was offered a training contract at a major City firm a couple of years ago but decided to remain in the north where I was studying. What is the likelihood of securing an NQ role in the City of London? Should I gain more experience at my current firm before attempting a move? Do City firms look upon this regional experience favourably?

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Previously:

Is doing a masters worth the cash? [Legal Cheek]