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kiwi1975
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Finding legal/tax work in Singapore

Postby kiwi1975 » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 10:38 am

Can anyone help me - I am currently working as a solicitor in New Zealand specialising in commercial law (tax, trusts, company law) and am looking to find work in Singapore. I have tried looking on the internet and ringing recruitment companies but have yet to receive any really useful advice, namely about:
- salary ranges
- accomodation
- cost of living
- how interviews are set up
- working conditions in Singapore
- the market for legal/ tax work.
I would much appreciate any advice or tips from someone who has obtained work in Singapore from overseas about how they went about doing this. Thanks.

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 11:03 am

Justb a silly question - does your NZ degree have any relevance to the Singapore legal system?
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re-Vaucluse

Postby kiwi1975 » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 11:35 am

I concur entirely with your assumption Vaucluse that your question is indeed a silly one. While both countries legal systems are based on the English common law system I suspect that there may be a few differences - however my question was not posted for you to indulge in your sarcasim which as funny as it may seem to you does not really help me in my search for a job.

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 12:13 pm

I can only surmise that you have a massive chip on your shoulder, but then your attitude bodse well for your career in the legal field - try not to be so obnoxious - might help you get clients.

It was a genuine question, I was not trying to be funny - you might have overlooked that aspect of legal framework differences if you are not well-travelled.

You would be surprised at the questions and presumptions that I have come across.

So, get off your high horse, stop being so defensive and try not to be so arrogant - it doesn't Kiwi's.
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