Category: Advice

How to survive the supervisor from hell

A junior solicitor reflects on the sadism lurking within City law firms

Jul 13 2017 9:26am

Which uni should I choose for law: Durham, Warwick or QMUL?

The Legal Cheek team give their contrasting responses

Jul 10 2017 1:52pm

I’m boiling to death on my vac scheme — do I still have to wear a suit?

The air con is crap and there's only one fan per office

Jun 21 2017 9:03am

Open thread: What’s it like to be a barrister?

Share your experiences with the next generation of bar wannabes below the line

Jun 13 2017 9:55am

Distance learning: desirable or a disadvantage?

I live in Hong Kong, but my law school is in London

May 19 2017 9:05am

Super-exam: Frequently Asked Questions about the SQE

Clarity among the confusion as SRA confirms it will scrap the LPC and GDL

May 3 2017 9:01am

Open thread: What are your best law revision tips?

As exam season draws ever closer, share your advice below the line

Apr 27 2017 11:09am

Legal Cheek’s top 10 creative revision tips

Forget colour coding and revision timetables, these are the exam tricks you need to know

Apr 12 2017 9:15am

An open letter to future lawyers, from a future lawyer

A trainee at a top City outfit has something she wants to share

Mar 14 2017 9:07am

Is a training contract the only way?

I’m doing a law degree, but the CILEx route is pulling me in

Feb 7 2017 10:10am

Subpar A-levels or my ex-poly uni: What’s preventing me from getting a training contract at a top firm?

I have a first class construction degree and big ambitions

Jan 27 2017 10:29am

Most miserable Blue Monday ever: Law well-being charity shares its advice

Today is an opportunity to reflect on our mental health

Jan 16 2017 2:24pm

What is it really like to work at a US firm? An NQ’s perspective

The hours, the responsibility, the holidays, the money

Dec 29 2016 9:59am

Vac scheme applications Christmas stocking

More useful than chocolate and satsumas

Dec 23 2016 9:59am

Low grades caused by health problems, what will law firms think?

I'm back on track now but worried the damage has already been done

Dec 19 2016 11:19am

Open thread: What is it like to work at a US firm in London?

Are the megabucks worth the crazy hours? Or have these firms fallen foul to unfounded stereotypes?

Dec 13 2016 9:58am

Open thread: What is it like to work in the magic circle?

Share your experiences below the line

Nov 30 2016 9:58am

I did a BTEC instead of A-levels — can I still get a training contract?

One aspiring lawyer harbours concerns that a lack of A-Levels will hinder his legal career

Nov 22 2016 10:41am

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

Is there still any chance of me getting a training contract here in the UK?

International law student ponders life in England

Nov 10 2016 10:31am