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Old Jan 20th 2008, 1:07 pm
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Hi

I am moving to Dubai in the next few weeks with my partner and Im looking for work in the legal industry. I have completed my LPC but have not qualified yet as a solicitor in the UK.

Are there support positions available (paralegal, legal assistant etc) ?

Appreciate any help that can be offered.

Thanks
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Old Jan 20th 2008, 3:23 pm
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Hi

I am moving to Dubai in the next few weeks with my partner and Im looking for work in the legal industry. I have completed my LPC but have not qualified yet as a solicitor in the UK.

Are there support positions available (paralegal, legal assistant etc) ?

Appreciate any help that can be offered.

Thanks
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I considered the same myself but wasnt able to find anything. Thats not saying its impossible. I ended up quitting law and went back to my old career to come out here.

LPC was really worth the money
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Old Jan 20th 2008, 4:39 pm
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There may be. I may know of a firm who might be interested.

My friend who works there is away right now, so it's probably best to remind me in a couple of weeks.
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Old Jan 20th 2008, 5:15 pm
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There may be. I may know of a firm who might be interested.

My friend who works there is away right now, so it's probably best to remind me in a couple of weeks.
that would be a great help.

I will definately be in touch in a couple of weeks, thank you
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it does seem to be a bit of a nightmare career. You'd think my education isnt upto to standard but cant stop trying. its what i wana do
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it does seem to be a bit of a nightmare career. You'd think my education isnt upto to standard but cant stop trying. its what i wana do
well you've already done the expensive bit so you might as well give it a go!

you will just have to accept that if you havnt got an A1 education its unlikely you will get a TC with a big firm whatever you do between now and then. I have 10 years commercial experience prior to studying law and didnt even get interviews with the main firms relevant to my experience!

I moved back to my old career and am sure that at some point in the not too distant future I will be in the position of instructing firms who turned me down. I will be a complete git of a client thats for sure revenge is most definitely sweet!
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Old Jan 21st 2008, 7:47 am
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have seen a post on another site with someone looking for a Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

try emailing them your CV
[email protected]
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Hi

I am moving to Dubai in the next few weeks with my partner and Im looking for work in the legal industry. I have completed my LPC but have not qualified yet as a solicitor in the UK.

Are there support positions available (paralegal, legal assistant etc) ?

Appreciate any help that can be offered.

Thanks
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Tough one!

I can pass on your CV to a few close contacts who might be able to help otherwise you may need to broaden your horizon beyond law!

PM me if you'd like me to pass on your CV.

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Old Jan 21st 2008, 9:22 pm
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have seen a post on another site with someone looking for a Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

try emailing them your CV
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thanks. i emailed them today and will let you know if I get a response.
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thanks. i emailed them today and will let you know if I get a response.
hey i would keep trying but also try to get a tc here first.. i know that means 2 yrs but its worth it. i trained with a small firm and then moved to an international firm on qualification. ive been offered a positon with the third biggest law firm in the world in their dubai office - took me a while but i got here. good luck!
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thanks so much for the advice.

i wish I could get a tc - I have been looking for the last 18 months I would say and have had no luck so far. I will continue to apply even once i get there. and hopefully something will come up for 2009/2010?

My husband has already got his job in Dubai - cant really manage without him for two years. so if anything comes up that u hear of then please keep me in mind.
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Hi Foxes

Your husband also posts on this board, does he not?
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thanks so much for the advice.

i wish I could get a tc - I have been looking for the last 18 months I would say and have had no luck so far. I will continue to apply even once i get there. and hopefully something will come up for 2009/2010?

My husband has already got his job in Dubai - cant really manage without him for two years. so if anything comes up that u hear of then please keep me in mind.
the firm i work for in the uk always needs paralegals btw.. once i get to dubai i can ask at the new place. u would recognise their name if i gave it to you
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that would be fab! thanks so much!

i cant believe how helpful everyone is being on this forum.

seriously even a mention would be great!
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