Lawyers In The Middle East - Check Before You Jump

April 7, 2008 Lawyers seeking work in the Middle East, attracted by monstrous salaries and exciting work prospects, need to also carefully research the firms they plan to work for.

An article on two Australian lawyers working in Dubai shows the need to focus on word-of-mouth referral as much as law firm blurbs and recruiters' spin. One says it is important to to find out how long the firm has been there and how long a particular partner may have been there. "Longevity is important. In my particular field, I found the information in Legal 500 and Chambers was generally accurate," he says.


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