Author: elizabeth-davidson

‘As a 17 year-old secretary with no A-Levels and terrible GCSEs I didn’t expect to become a partner in a leading law firm’

Lisa Kemp, careers manager at The University of Law, reflects on a legal career that has taken many unexpected twists and turns

Jan 24 2020 1:35pm

‘The way we do business will inevitably change — but we will always need lawyers’

ULTRA Project Director and The University of Law (ULaw) senior tutor, Patrick Grant, on the rise of technology in the legal profession and what it means for future lawyers

Jan 23 2020 2:23pm

Hotshot solicitor apprentices are starting to give law graduates a serious run for their money

BPP head of legal apprenticeships Bruce Humphrey detects a 'cultural change' taking place

Jan 21 2020 1:00pm

The case for solicitor apprenticeships

Ceri Evans, National Programme Director for Apprenticeships at The University of Law, discusses the benefits of the training contract alternative

Jan 17 2020 1:49pm

Top barristers reveal what students need to know as they make pupillage applications

Practitioners from no less than 13 leading London sets share their insights as the Pupillage Gateway re-opens

Jan 7 2020 2:25pm

From US law firm debt finance lawyer to artist and A&O Peerpoint legal consultant

'I could see the relentless long hours would never stop and I wanted to focus more on my interests outside of work'

Jan 6 2020 4:43pm

Legal technology: What does the next decade hold for law firms?

Three CMS lawyers share their thoughts

Dec 19 2019 1:36pm

How to found a start-up while working as a magic circle lawyer

Anup Mehta switched from Allen & Overy to its legal consulting arm, Peerpoint, and is now launching a parcel delivery venture

Dec 6 2019 12:03pm

From science student to intellectual property lawyer

Mark Marfé, senior associate, Pinsent Masons, specialises in patent litigation, and often acts for companies in the high tech space

Dec 5 2019 12:12pm

How to successfully navigate a pupillage interview

Legal Cheek Careers caught up with ULaw future pupil programme coordinator Mark Jones

Dec 4 2019 2:17pm

How my paralegal role acted as the perfect stepping stone to pupillage success

Henderson Chambers’ Harrison Denner shares his top tips

Dec 3 2019 1:18pm

The Green Economy through the eyes of a planning lawyer

Anna Cartledge, a partner at Shoosmiths, sheds light on brick shortages, electronic cars and life in Birmingham

Dec 2 2019 1:58pm

The key qualities every clinical negligence lawyer must possess

Irwin Mitchell partner Emma Rush discusses communication skills and client empathy

Nov 28 2019 12:15pm

My life as a corporate finance lawyer advising tech companies and entrepreneurs

Ahead of her appearance at ‘The Northern Powerhouse economy of the 2020s’, Addleshaw Goddard’s Carly Gulliver shares an insight into fast-growing practice

Nov 22 2019 1:09pm

The solicitor super-exam and the opportunities ahead for aspiring lawyers

Victoria Cromwell, head of SQE at BARBRI, discusses lawtech and legal education

Nov 12 2019 2:07pm

Why I joined a US law firm in London

Ahead of Wednesday’s event, ‘The rise of US law firms in London’, we speak to Shearman & Sterling lawyer Jonathan Swil

Nov 11 2019 3:03pm

It’s important to have a passion outside law

Hill Dickinson partner Ian Gillis on martial arts, Manchester and the importance of a commercial mindset

Nov 1 2019 11:34am

‘My life as an environmental lawyer’

Burges Salmon associate Stephen Lavington reflects on his route into the law and offers advice to the next generation of lawyers

Oct 30 2019 10:13am

‘My vision for the new solicitor super-exam’

Sarah Hutchinson, international managing director at BARBRI, discusses the future of legal education

Oct 24 2019 2:36pm

The next big thing: data and privacy law

Read, network and don’t be deterred by a lack of understanding of technology, says Prof Woody Hartzog, a privacy expert who helped design a new data regulation course on the new Northeastern University Online LLM

Sep 30 2019 3:58pm