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battleguy
Posted - 07 March 2018 06:42
- defined career path
- rewards pedanticism

Also why a high street solicitor in Bristol likes law has little to no bearing, relation or context to why a city solicitor might like law. So the danger is people answering at cross purposes.

Cat on a hot tin ceiling
Posted - 07 March 2018 06:59
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To be honest it's pretty much just about the money these days.

I quite like the bits where I help clients who don't really know what they are doing do their job on the commercial side and I quite like a good day of talking crap confidently in negotiation meetings but to be honest if I could find something non law that paid (say) 70% of what I make now I would take it like a shot.

Good on Paper
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:05
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Optional currency clause!

Does anyone remember the "ancillary facilities" concept in banking docs? Actually do they still have that in the London LMA standard? APLMA doesn't have it, but APLMA is playschool level stuff. Has anyone ever seen an actual real life ancillary facility? What was it like?
Misshoolie
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:18
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The best bit is how wound up twats like Matty get about bits of the profession that arent exactly like his.
Good on Paper
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:26
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I lament the demise of the obstreperous and passive-aggressive style of commercial lawyering. What on earth is the point of this job if I don’t get to create meaning for my life by arguing the toss over stuff that doesn’t really matter with like-minded tosspots on the other side?
Tam
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:42
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agree re introvert thing. and I get paid peanuts so that really is it.
MrSquaresMagicCircle
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:46
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Money.
The prospect of more money.
Travel and ability to work in other parts of the world.
Can be leveraged to meet hot women.

Obviously none of the above are optimized by law, but they are legitimate benefits.
Good on Paper
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:49
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When you say “meet” hot women, do you mean in the kind of bar where a man’s opening question to a woman is typically “are you here on business?”
MrSquaresMagicCircle
Posted - 07 March 2018 07:53
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No. Lawyer (rightly or wrongly) trades well when youre out and about. It's just a good square one and no more, but it does have that over some other occupations.
ruftytufty
Posted - 07 March 2018 08:32
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I'm good at it so I enjoy it. I do like the intellectual stimulus. I work in an area which is worth a lot of money and changes quickly, so I can devise and run test litigation.

It also pays well so I can live in a nice house in a nice place and take nice holidays.
Bailey*
Posted - 07 March 2018 08:32
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I get to wear a bat cape to work.

Fin.
Vitaly_Chernobyl
Posted - 07 March 2018 08:49
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Money. And working in IP I get to see some incredibly cool sh*t years before it makes it into the public domain
Montagueh
Posted - 07 March 2018 08:55
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Finding solutions to problems when others have failed...

Helping make the lives of my clients and their customers easier...

Working with and, generally, for bright, decent people...

Money...
Parsnip
Posted - 07 March 2018 09:01
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it sounds cheesy but its not my dream to be a lawyer
but it seems to be the dream of many people
i quite enjoy helping them get to where they want to be (even if their dream is delusional)

i also like the money both in term of take home and also in terms of creating a scenario whereby we get paid by clients

i like negotiation meetings



ruftytufty
Posted - 07 March 2018 09:06
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You say that like it's a bad thing Tarquers. Those electricity sub station leases don't write themselves you know.
Robert Lucas
Posted - 07 March 2018 09:10
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money
get to wear a black suit
what vitally said
get to see inside some cool buildings not open to the public
get to hear clients explain some cool stuff they do


helping people
GwenllianJones
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:10
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I am a newbie but also very old. For me it was always about the money though I quite liked flouncing round the City and working on loan agreements with, what to me seemed to be, lots of zeros and strange names like MOFs. I guess I am very superficial.
camenbert
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:11
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indoor work with no heavy lifting.
(you think outdoor work a good thing? you saw the weather recently yes?)
camenbert
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:12
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"Robert Lucas
Posted - 07 March 2018 09:10
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money
get to wear a black suit
what vitally said
get to see inside some cool buildings not open to the public
get to hear clients explain some cool stuff they do "

in all fairness, you could get most of that by being an undertaker or a member of the mafia


"helping people"
that bit, not so much...
Montagueh
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:14
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cam - I helpa you, you helpa me, we helpa each udder, capiche...?
Used Psychology
Posted - 07 March 2018 10:24
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Heh.

Indoor work with no heavy lifting.

The money.

Occasionally being part of teams that change the way stuff works, be it regulation, law or business.