With a buoyant global market there are lots of legal job opportunities abroad for lawyers considering a move overseas. With current options in the Middle East, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia and Offshore, the question is, where do you want to go?
The experience gained from working in another jurisdiction can have incredible benefits both professionally and personally. Working with internationally renowned teams on high profile transactions and experiencing new places and making new friends. Scottish and Irish lawyers have always travelled well. As with London, you will find such lawyers working across the globe and held in the highest esteem.
Many lawyers are attracted to the well documented lifestyle that Australia has to offer. Others who are looking for a move adventurous move and the challenges of working in countries such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, are also increasingly popular. The financial benefits and ‘Ex-Pat’ lifestyle on offer in Singapore, Hong Kong and Offshore in places such as the Cayman Islands and BVI are also worthy of consideration. There are options closer to home of course and moves to the Channel Islands, Switzerland and France (ideally if you have a second language) are also viable options.
Currently, demand is high internationally for candidates with experience in the following areas: banking, funds, finance, construction, projects, oil & gas, energy and corporate.
Thomson Legal has a network of contacts and affiliates across the globe providing us with the best access to positions and ‘on the ground’ information. We have experience both of recruiting extensively across the world but also of personally working internationally, allowing us to advise practically and compassionately on your move overseas.
Download a copy of our International Market Overview & Salary Survey 2020.