Candidates in Ireland are increasingly seeking out legal jobs in Australia, according to organisations in the latter country.
Law firms in Australia have been bombarded with enquiries from overseas workers and those who trained in the country but now live abroad, reported the Australian. Associate director Naiman Clarke from law company Cam Thompson stated that since the end of 2008, "there were numerous applications daily from lawyers at top firms in Ireland."
The major reason why Australia is so attractive to Irish lawyers is probably the lifestyle, compared to that of London and the US, Irish-qualified lawyer Anna Murphy told the news provider.
"I think that because there's so many Australians working in Ireland a lot of people in their late 20s and early 30s would have friends from Australia and have some knowledge of Australia so there's that tie as well," she explained.Elsewhere, Singapore is attempting to lure its homegrown lawyers back from overseas by abolishing compulsory reintegration exams for those returning to the country to work, it was announced earlier this month. © Adfero Ltd