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How I secured a training contract in the Edinburgh office of an international law firm

Matt Finnie, a second-year trainee at Addleshaw Goddard, on how to forge a career in the law

Nov 4 2019 1:50pm

Aspiring lawyers must have drive, aptitude and interest

The legal profession has changed over the years, but Phil Sanderson of Ropes & Gray shows that some things stay the same

Jan 17 2019 3:21pm

Lawyers who ‘daydream about another life’ are in the wrong job

Dana Denis-Smith on her journey from Linklaters lawyer to founder of a multi-million pound company

Dec 7 2018 8:52am

Struggling to secure a training contract helped me build resilience

Gowling WLG partner Samantha Holland recalls a tough start to her career

Nov 22 2018 7:56pm
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What I’ve learned so far: Advice from a trainee loving City law life

Olivia Davies’ love of sport -- and law -- helped her secure a training contract at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Since joining she has done seats in real estate and construction, and a secondment in Abu Dhabi

Nov 1 2018 4:16pm

How two years as a county court advocate helped me secure pupillage

Luke Blease appeared in more than 70 courtrooms across the country, including before High Court judges in the Royal Courts of Justice

Sep 3 2018 1:53pm

My journey from marketing executive to trainee City lawyer

'It’s nerve-wracking, and you shouldn’t take the decision lightly,' says Shearman & Sterling rookie Jessica Stanion

Jul 24 2018 3:12pm

Why future lawyers need to be open-minded and flexible

The University of Law's Russell Binch counsels against a single, definitive notion of how your career will pan out

Jun 28 2018 2:41pm

Why you shouldn’t be afraid to go a little bit out of your depth

Jacqui Timmins, head of Pinsent Masons’ Leeds office, on how to forge a successful career in the law

Feb 27 2018 4:07pm

All experience is good experience for training contract hunters

From uni DJ to online sales consultant to gangland pro bono -- Womble Bond Dickinson's Sam Dixon sampled it all en route to becoming a restructuring lawyer

Jan 22 2018 3:54pm

Tech is changing law firms but they will always need grounded, intelligent people who give meaning to things through language

Travers Smith’s Emily Clark tells Alex Wade about what she has learned on her path from Oxford history graduate to City law firm partner via a stint working in the charity sector

Jan 10 2018 3:44pm

How my vac scheme led straight to a training contract

Ahead of the 3 January application deadline for the CMS Academy, trainee-to-be Euan Alston looks back on his route into the firm

Dec 22 2017 11:29am

Turning lawyers into innovators

Dentons’ pioneering Nextlaw Labs venture is having a radical effect -- and creating opportunities for future lawyers

Nov 27 2017 1:11pm

How my biochemistry degree was the perfect training for becoming an IP lawyer

When you act for some of the world’s leading life sciences and technology companies, it helps to speak their language, says Bristows' Gemma Barrett

Oct 30 2017 2:47pm

If the only constant is change … lawyers should embrace it

But don't underestimate human skills like being able to listen to and empathise with clients, says Osborne Clarke managing partner Ray Berg

Oct 20 2017 1:04pm

How commercially relevant pro bono can take junior lawyers out of their comfort zone

Legal Cheek Careers meets Hogan Lovells’ legendary pro bono chief Yasmin Waljee

Sep 27 2017 1:45pm

Why blockchain is here to stay as a force for good

And lawyers have a central role to play, says Norton Rose Fulbright fintech partner Victoria Birch

Sep 18 2017 3:00pm

Alternative careers for law graduates: financial crime

Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Garry Clement -- who has seen it all -- is consistently impressed by the qualities that those from a legal background bring to his specialism of financial crime

Jun 28 2017 11:47am

From King’s College London law student to Ashurst partner

As Ashurst's training contract deadline looms, we talk to banking law specialist Nick Wong about his career to date

Jun 21 2017 2:03pm

Experience: I did a secondment at a global media company during my City training contract

Reed Smith trainee Roch Glowacki reflects on what he learned during six-months at firm’s client

Jun 12 2017 2:06pm

Law, politics and the City

Ahead of the Legal Cheek and Shearman & Sterling General Election debate on Monday, Tim Waterson explains how an early interest in politics set him up for life in the corporate finance fast lane

Jun 1 2017 9:02am