Reading logs – the key to remembering what you read

How do I remember important things from what I read about law, politics and commercial awareness? 1.Keep a reading log. Write down what you are reading about and what the source is (eg Book name and author name, or news theme, source and date) and then use TWO colours to divide the information. Pick one…

Handling Case Studies

Quick Case Study FAQ 1. What is a case study? A case study is when you are given a potential business scenario and asked to assess it for a particular outcome. These completely vary from firm to firm, with only some firms incorporating them into interviews whilst others don’t use them. 2. What kind of…

Commercial Awareness: What you actually need to know

Commercial awareness can feel like you’re falling into a deep and dark pit of never-ending news, politics, and business memos…🏴‍☠️ But don’t panic! This post will help you understand what it is you actually need to know about commercial awareness. Topics that will most probably come up (get reading up on these 😎) Brexit What…

Vac Scheme Secrets: What the Firm is Looking For

Vac schemes can seem really pressurised as you are thrown into a new working environment, constantly meeting new people and contending with new tasks you might never have done before. I am sharing the top five things law firms are looking for in you for you to focus on when you get to your vac…

Lucie’s Summer Reading List

A lot of people have asked for my summer reading list so I thought I would share a few books that are top on my list to read this summer. If you only read one book this summer… Tomorrow’s Lawyers – Richard Susskind I was lucky enough to hear Richard at a talk a few…

Your Top TC Concerns Answered

This is an understandable concern. The top 30 firms in the UK (not including US firms) average between 1500-2000 applications per cycle for vac schemes and training contracts. Smaller firms will receive less but again there are different numbers of training contracts available depending on the size of the firm. However, just because it is…

Innovation and Tech: The Law Schools Leading the Way

keep reading to find out about the law schools embracing innovation and tech, and what the predictions are surrounding lawyers needing to learn code for the future… For a long time, law firms traditionally recruited trainees from Oxford and Cambridge, a pool which Russell Group universities managed to filter into as time went on. But,…

Legal Rundown Introduction and Previous Editions

  Twice a month, the Rundown will be published on my website, summarising the top news from many different areas: global news, Brexit, financial issues, commercial law and business, technology and more! Use it to prepare you for work, for your job interview, your training contract interview and applications, and to keep up your general…

The SQE Uncovered

What is the SQE? The SQE is the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam that will replace the LPC and GDL. The exam will be in two stages: SQE1, which tests general legal knowledge, and SQE2 which will test more practical based skills. What’s all the fuss about? The SQE will be a big change from the…