Many lawyers in the Randstad started at a large firm and are still working at a large firm. Or sometimes at a slightly smaller office but still in the Randstad. Then, of course, you miss out. You also become something of a lawyer, to be sure, but with a limited Randstad view; you don't know much more of the world than your own little area of law. That's why I'm glad I started in the back corner of a region of the country that is itself called Achterhoek (Komrij?). It has made me the lawyer I am. I was given unique opportunities and experiences to learn the trade.