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Diversity and wellbeing — a Magic Circle firm’s perspective

From employee networks to bring your dog to work days, Slaughter and May partner Gayathri Kamalanathan explains how this top law firm is focused on building a more inclusive work environment for all staff

Sep 16 2022 10:07am

What is commercial awareness and how do you show law firms you’ve got it?

ULaw London Moorgate campus dean Caroline Carter demystifies the popular buzz phrase as she offers words of encouragement for the next generation of lawyers

Jun 29 2022 2:33pm

Why law students should ‘explore their passions’ and ‘keep an open mind’

ULaw careers manager Katherine Meehan offers up her top interview dos and don’ts while trumpeting the benefits of legal life in the North West

Jun 28 2022 10:28am

Top lawyers give the lowdown on what ESG really means

A panel of experts discuss the role of law firms in driving environmental, social and governance goals

Jun 22 2022 12:30pm
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Qualifying Work Experience: Looking beyond the traditional training contract

Robert Dudley, vice president of strategy and marketing at BARBRI, looks at how the SQE is providing new opportunities for aspiring lawyers

Jun 21 2022 10:23am
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The SQE: Navigating the new pathway to qualification as a solicitor

Legal Cheek Careers sits down with BPP Law School’s Head of Outreach and Student Recruitment, Jonny Hurst, to discuss exams, course funding and QWE, ahead of his appearance at Thursday's virtual event

Jun 14 2022 2:53pm

The role energy lawyers play in the push towards a greener planet

Paul Dight, Addleshaw Goddard energy and utilities partner, discusses his work at the firm and why it’s great to be at the forefront of change

Nov 22 2021 11:01am

Why litigation is a game of chess

DWF senior associate Paul Maddock explains how his passion for board games helps in his day-to-day legal life

Oct 21 2021 11:33am

‘The hurdles I overcame on my path to partnership’

Squire Patton Boggs partner Michelle Adams didn’t get the A-Level grades she’d hoped for and started training at the peak of the 2008 financial crisis; here she talks to Legal Cheek Careers about navigating choppy waters to get to where she is today

Oct 20 2021 11:42am

My life as a digital rights and assets lawyer

Richard McMorris, who heads Bird & Bird’s newly formed Digital Rights & Assets practice group, highlights the qualities he thinks are required to succeed

Sep 13 2021 1:36pm

White & Case lawyers cast predictions for the post-pandemic world

Associates from across the firm’s offices in Dubai, Frankfurt, London and New York share unique perspectives on the pandemic’s impact on their practice areas

Aug 3 2021 11:51am

The role law schools play in advancing diversity and inclusion

Ahead of his virtual appearance at LegalEdCon 2021 next week, Legal Cheek Careers speaks to Patrick Johnson, ULaw’s inaugural director of equality, diversity and inclusion

May 14 2021 10:53am

The pitfalls every law career changer must avoid

ULaw careers expert Anne Petrie explains what you need to know before making the leap, ahead of her virtual appearance at tomorrow's career changers event

May 12 2021 11:16am

The pandemic’s long-lasting impact on the way lawyers work

Shoosmiths associate Dan Goddard discusses agile working, tech and joining the firm just before the first lockdown

Nov 30 2020 11:53am

How to secure a training contract at a top law firm

Burges Salmon solicitor turned ULaw Bristol and Exeter dean Zoe King offers tips to applicants

Feb 25 2020 1:16pm

Why I moved from the magic circle to make partner at a major UK law firm in Bristol

Legal Cheek Careers caught up with Burges Salmon banking partner Rachael Ruane ahead of her appearance at Wednesday’s ‘Secrets to Success’ event in Bristol

Feb 24 2020 2:35pm

How techy do you have to be to work in tech law?

DWF technology, media and telecoms partner Ben McLeod shares his thoughts

Feb 11 2020 2:02pm

A former commercial litigator’s advice to training contract applicants

‘Your first job may not be your dream job but it could be a step you need to take to achieve your ambitions', says ULaw Reading campus manager Margaret Matthews

Feb 5 2020 10:56am

My life as a tech lawyer

Womble Bond Dickinson partner Alastair Mitton offers insights into the fast-moving sector

Feb 4 2020 10:15am

From vac schemer to global law firm partner advising on big-ticket M&A deals

Claire O’Donnell, graduate recruitment partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, shares her top tips to writing vac scheme applications ahead of the firm’s 31 January deadline

Jan 27 2020 3:02pm