If you are currently in the final year of your Law degree, you might be wondering which area of legal practice you would most like to specialise in when you are qualified.
Here are a few ideas for areas of legal practice that are gaining momentum and look set to drive up demand for professionals in these fields.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Where there’s blame, there’s a claim.” Consequently, the demand for lawyers to handle civil litigation cases is increasing.
Medical negligence and personal injury and claims are popular suits, as are employment and insurance defence claims. If you decide to work in this sector, you’ll never be short of work and can have the satisfaction of helping many individuals seek the compensation that can change their lives.
In the wake of the faltering economy’s slow recovery, unemployment is still high and many people are struggling to find the money to meet mortgage and loan repayments taken on during better times. Many small business owners and individuals are, therefore, declaring themselves bankrupt in order to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start.
Legal assistance is in demand as people seek to restructure their assets and move on. As a consequence, this sector of the legal profession is growing rapidly and there are plenty of opportunities for graduates who wish to specialise here.
Intellectual property law
As the fields of technology and science continue to grow, demand for specialist lawyers in the area of intellectual property law is increasing rapidly. Business, musicians, authors, inventors and entrepreneurs all require guidance and legal advice on the procurement of the rights to new ideas and the protection of ownership of their existing works.
An increasing amount of data is stored electronically and, as a consequence, someone has to be able to locate the relevant information should it be required for a lawsuit.
Litigation and e-discovery professionals work to locate, collect, preserve, process, and review ESI data. There are new rules concerning e-discovery being introduced all the time and this is one legal area that is expected to mushroom over the next few years. Qualified legal professionals with the right skill set and knowledge are sure to be in high demand to fill this potentially lucrative legal niche.
Which will you decide?
There are plenty of interesting and varied opportunities open to you when you graduate with your legal degree from Mont Rose College in Ilford. For more information and guidance on which career path might be best for you, have a chat with your tutors.