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Why I am in favour of unpaid pupillages

The regulator needs to update its approach

Mar 14 2018 9:02am

Why I don’t think a law degree prepares you for a training contract

One LLB graduate reflects on the lessons his degree never taught him

Oct 11 2017 9:11am

How to survive the supervisor from hell

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

Jul 13 2017 9:26am

The reality of taking the CILEx route: ‘I work just as hard as a solicitor for less money and less respect’

An anonymous trainee legal exec thinks attitudes to the apprenticeship need to change

May 26 2017 9:01am

Why I don’t want to become a partner

Yes I’m a City lawyer, but the gruelling hours just aren’t for me

May 11 2017 9:14am

Fact or Fiction? The truth behind life in a City law firm

An anonymous lawyer offers some myth-busting advice on what he wishes he’d known when trying to break into the profession

Apr 19 2017 9:11am

The wretched Watson Glaser test and why I think it should be scrapped

Why do grad recruiters still use the 85-year-old test?

Jan 24 2017 9:47am

How to ace your law degree: the alternative student survival guide

Tips from someone who’s actually done it

Aug 22 2016 9:04am

Law firms, please start rejecting applicants that gain work experience from daddy’s contacts

Then you'll have hard-working trainees who aren’t used to receiving everything on a plate

Jun 6 2016 9:00am

How to get through pupillage interviews if you are prone to anxiety

Beating a mental health condition to become a barrister is possible

Jun 2 2016 9:04am

The Defamation Act 2013: What is it and has it worked?

Nods to free speech, but has a detrimental impact on businesses

Feb 3 2016 1:50pm

Why wannabe lawyers shouldn’t feel they have to come across as from a certain socio-economic background

"Your differences can become your strength," says Hogan Lovells partner Tom Astle

Oct 15 2015 12:06pm

Why ‘following your passion’ isn’t always the best advice

Law can be tough, but it provides a better grounding than a job in a trendy start-up, argues an anonymous magic circle trainee solicitor

Oct 1 2015 9:55am

7 pieces of advice I’d give to my junior barrister self

City Law School pro bono director Sarwan Singh on what he's learnt on his journey from law centres and local government to academia

Jun 10 2015 3:45pm

5 ways to dodge work during your training contract — and still get retained

Pacing yourself is essential for a long and fruitful career: in a guest post an anonymous solicitor -- who writes the must-read Corporate Drone blog -- sets out the tricks

May 13 2015 2:41pm

5 bad things about being a City lawyer that nobody tells you about

Anonymous London solicitor Corporate Drone goes where the graduate recruitment brochures definitely do not

Apr 23 2015 9:26am

17 City firms offering hungry vac schemers and law student liggers the best and worst of nosh

Our correspondent and his friends rank the law firm food they sampled during work experience and open days

Dec 12 2014 9:34am

The Apprentice Review: Bye-bye lawyers, it was fun, but in the end you were too clever by half

As legal profession interest in The Apprentice evaporates, our blogger looks back on the last hurrah of ex-Slaughter and May man Felipe as he follows family solicitor Lauren to the exit

Dec 4 2014 2:17pm

The Apprentice review: ex-Slaughter and May lawyer Felipe wins big

Last night's episode of BBC reality show was a celebration of corporate lawyers big picture vision

Nov 27 2014 11:33am