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My self and my husband are hoping to move next year to Melbourne. In realise that I will have to get through the qualification process to be entered on the Roll in Victoria, but I wondered how what is the work situation on the ground in Melbourne for solicitors. Are there many jobs out there?

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Hi Marie:

Welcome to the forum.

You do have to go through a qualification if you want to practice Australian law in Australia. As that takes some time you can also register as a foreign lawyer to practice Irish law in Australia (i.e. for a big firm with a Foreign law dept.).

Here is more info about that:
LIV Web Site - Registered Foreign Lawyers

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I cannot comment on the job situation as I'm in IT myself, but I would contact the firms by phone and ask if they have a foreign law dept and make enquiries about practicing as a foreign lawyer until you have passed your Australian law qualifications.

Good luck :)

Hi
My self and my husband are hoping to move next year to Melbourne. In realise that I will have to get through the qualification process to be entered on the Roll in Victoria, but I wondered how what is the work situation on the ground in Melbourne for solicitors. Are there many jobs out there?

Marie
 
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