Here you will find articles containing expert advice from graduate recruiters, lawyers and trainees. Learn, from those on the inside, the secrets of securing a training contract & vacation scheme.
The subject for this latest interview is trainee solicitor Samuel Gill who is undertaking his training contract in a small firm in Manchester. Samuel reveals the very real issue of student debt and also illustrates the importance of legal work experience. He also offers some good advice to those seeking to follow in his footsteps.…Read Full Post >>>
The subject for this latest interview is solicitor Heather Grant who is a relatively newly qualified solicitor but has been working in the law for some time. Heather spent time as a paralegal before securing a training contract and therefore has some good advice about taking this route. 1. Why did you decide you wanted…Read Full Post >>>
Name – Adele BishopCurrent Occupation (and Title, if relevant) – Solicitor/Partner 1. Why did you decide you wanted to be a solicitor? I initially went to university to study French, German and Italian then after a year, decided that I wanted more of a challenge so switched to a law degree as I figured it…Read Full Post >>>
The subject of this week’s interview is law student, Ben Hughes. Ben is in the second year of his LLB degree and hopes to train with a medium or large corporate/commercial firm. He talks about the importance of work experience, amongst other things. 1. Why did you decide to study law? When did you make the decision? I’ve…Read Full Post >>>
The subject of this week’s interview is trainee solicitor, Sarah Watts. Sarah did some extensive research into different firms before deciding to train at a medium-sized commercial firm in London. 1. Why did you decide you wanted to become a solicitor? When did you make the decision? I always liked the idea of entering a well established profession…Read Full Post >>>
The subject of this week’s interview is private practice solicitor, Tony McDonach. Tony bounced back from his original training contract offer being withdrawn to take a more unconventional route to qualify as a solicitor. Tony gives a candid interview about his life as a solicitor and offers some valuable advice for anyone thinking of pursuing a career…Read Full Post >>>
The subject of this interview is former regional law firm partner David Artingstall. He has had a varied life since leaving the legal profession, as he did when he was working in it. David shares how he made it to partner in one law firm and then launched a new firm as senior partner. He…Read Full Post >>>