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‘Are my hopes of a career at the commercial bar just a pipe dream?’

I’ve been seduced by the CVs of incoming pupils and I know mine does not exactly shine in comparison, says a reader requiring advice

Jun 2 2023 9:16am
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Career-changing doctor: ‘Can I negotiate my training contract salary?’

I have years of experience and transferable skills

May 6 2022 10:11am
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‘Will doing a PhD damage my chances of a career at the bar?’

I have a fully-funded offer from Oxford Uni

Oct 30 2020 11:33am

Will doing a PhD spell the end of my career in private practice?

Newly qualified solicitor questions a return to education

Nov 16 2016 11:01am

‘Help! I can’t secure a training contract’

Shearman & Sterling senior recruitment manager Paul Gascoyne lends his expertise for a special edition of our Career Conundrums series

May 9 2023 11:06am
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‘Should I tell my boss I’m taking holiday for a vac scheme?’

One budding commercial solicitor seeks a safe route away from financial career

Sep 8 2023 12:14pm
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Will training in-house hold me back from private practice?

An aspiring lawyer questions qualifying at legal tech boutique

Aug 18 2023 8:55am
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‘I keep making mistakes. Should I quit my internship?’

One solicitor hopeful requires readers’ reassurance

Jul 28 2023 7:11am
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‘How can I escape the TC application hamster wheel?’

One aspiring lawyer needs readers’ advice

Jul 14 2023 8:44am
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‘Has anyone passed the SQE without a prep course?’

Aspiring solicitor seeks feedback from self-taught students

Jun 22 2023 8:53am
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‘How do I choose between 30 seats before starting my training contract?’

Future Silver Circle rookie seeks advice

Jun 16 2023 9:30am
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‘How can I convince my firm to sign off my qualifying work experience?’

One paralegal asks for readers’ advice on the way forward

Jun 9 2023 8:56am
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