The resilience, drive and determination possessed by rough diamonds is underrated, Norton Rose Fulbright trainee recruitment manager Caroline Lindner tells Legal Cheek‘s Alex Aldridge as he visits an “Aspiring Solicitors” lunch hosted by the firm.
A group of trainees, lawyers and law lecturers distil their exam preparation wisdom into seven-second Vine clips (click on the top left corner of each image to turn on the sound).
Legal Cheek’s Alex Aldridge meets three lawyers who took the legal apprenticeship route before it became fashionable.
The legal profession has made huge amounts of progress in their treatment of gay lawyers, but tricky issues remain, discovers Alex Aldridge as he visits one of the leading LGBT network in the City.
7 insights from ‘If I knew at Inner Temple’ that will help you bag a job and build a thriving career
The panel of leading lawyers at Monday’s ‘If I knew then what I know now’ Q&A at Inner Temple offered students some thought-provoking and often unconventional pieces of advice.
Citizenship Foundation’s Bar Mock Trial final sees Northern Ireland’s Aquinas Grammar School win national junior advocacy crown. But assembled top lawyers warn wannabes of plight of criminal Bar, and encourage them to explore other areas.
To land a top pupillage or training contract, students need to show they have what it takes to thrive in a much-changed environment.
Entering law straight from school as an apprenctice put Chartered Institute of Legal Executives president Stephen Gowland in a position to start his own law firm aged just 32.
‘No one left the firm unless they’d been turned down for partnership, especially not to become a journalist’
In a varied career that has spanned practising as a solicitor, financial journalism and the authoring of several well-known books about commercial awareness, Hogan Lovells’ Chris Stoakes has learnt to follow his heart.
As increasing numbers of top law firms introduce apprenticeship programmes, we consider the arguments in favour of entering the legal profession straight from school.
Having begun his career in the 90s recession, Mayer Brown head of banking and finance Dominic Griffiths has plenty of sympathy with those applying for training contracts today.
Advancing to the higher echelons of BigLaw requires an understanding of how professional services firms work, writes Norton Rose Fulbright partner Madhavi Gosavi.
Bagging a scholarship isn’t as hard as students often imagine.
During a journey from academia to management retiring University of Law president Nigel Savage accumulated a few basic rules.
While being a public law barrister can be thrilling and rewarding, it’s often less glamorous than people imagine.
From Bath Spa to Clifford Chance: how a history graduate who bungled his A-Levels made it to the Magic Circle
We met one of the winners of Clifford Chance’s much-talked about ‘CV blind’ scheme.
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