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,…

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…

The Skills You Need to Show in Applications

There are certain skills that firms are looking for that you will need to demonstrate that you have both in your application and at interview. The table I have compiled is by no means exhaustive, nor will you be expected to show that you have acquired in some way every single one of these skills,…

What You Need To Know Before You Apply

The questions you need to ask yourself when you’re finding, applying and interviewing for your dream firm What are the cultures and values of the firm? This is important for working out where you will fit into the firm and if their culture is a place you feel you could be part of. 2. What…

How to Prepare for Your Training Contract Interview

If you’ve got an interview for a firm or are in the process of applying for one you have come to the right place! General things to know Usually, interviews either take place with senior associates or partners, and depending on the firm you will be interviewed by either one or two people. Normally this…

Personal Branding: The Key to Good First Impressions

When I first heard about personal branding it seemed a really strange term. Why was I trying to brand myself? What was I actually supposed to be selling? Did branding myself mean turning me into someone I’m not? I had so many questions and ultimately, I realised that personal branding is just that – personal.  The…

Assessment Centre Guide

A mini guide giving you the low down on the kind of exercises and tasks you will be given at assessment centres

The Secret To Getting A TC

Statistically, thousands more people apply for Training Contracts each year than there are places for, so it is no mean feat acquiring one. Getting rejections from law firms can be really disheartening, but knowing what they are looking for can help you put in a better application for next time. One of the first things…

Using Non-law work Experience in Applications

The idea that you need legal work experience to get into law is a complete misnomer. There are a variety of things you can do to build up your experience and skills that jobs are looking for, even if you did them in environments which aren’t directly related to your career choice. The kind of…

Networking like a Queen

One of my biggest fears, which I soon found out was a lot of people’s biggest fear, is the fear of networking. Flashback to one year ago, and the thought of networking – of having to work a room full of people I didn’t know and who were probably all a lot more important and…