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The Importance of Legal Work Experience

Legal work experience is one of the most important things law firms look for in applications for training contracts, be it in the form of vacation schemes or otherwise.  It demonstrates to a firm a keen interest in the law as well as providing some evidence of real world practical experience. The more connected the […]

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Do Unpaid Legal Positions Breach Employment Laws?

This is a follow up to a previous post where I highlighted the fact that some law firms are offering law graduates unpaid work in exchange for the experience they will get and sometimes with the possibility of it leading to a training contract position.  Read that blog post here: Unpaid Legal Work Experience Blog […]

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Paralegal Job Vacancies, London & Manchester

Leading UK law firm, RadcliffesLeBrasseur, are currently advertising for paralegals to join their Healthcare teams in Manchester and London.  These positions would be ideal for anyone looking to get some valuable hands-on legal work experience before the commencement of their training contract. For further details and how to apply visit the RLB Website.

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Hammonds Vacation Scheme Development

The Lawyer2B recently reported that Hammonds is introducing a client panel to its vacation scheme this summer. Hammonds have made a habit of being at the forefront of recruiting practices including assessment days and psychometric testing.  Now they are going one further with Apprentice style interviews of their vacation schemers by the firm’s clients.  This […]

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Warning: Don’t Pay For Legal Work Experience!

Following my recent post about law firms getting people to work for them for free, I was made aware of an even more sinister practice that is going on. It appears that some firms are actually asking individuals to pay to get legal work experience with them.  In one instance, reported on one of the […]

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