Are my plans for securing a training contract too cheeky for the legal profession?

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By Legal Cheek on

Unacceptable brashness or praiseworthy initiative?


In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one aspiring lawyer ponders an unusual route into solicitor qualification.


I have a question regarding the profession and career plans. I am currently undertaking a law degree and have two years until I finish and then start the LPC. My plan is to open my own high street firm and work there either during my LPC or my degree (depending on finances and the answers given to this question). If I open my own firm and hire a solicitor with three years+ experience (in compliance with profession rules), can said employee then offer me a training contract at my own firm? Or is that an unacceptably cheeky way of securing a training contract?

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