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The latest careers content in one place, plus events, key deadlines, campus ambassador programme details and the Legal Cheek Most Lists.

6 things we learned from our Insta Live with a law firm graduate recruitment expert

Shoosmiths’ early talent adviser Laura Hartigan offers up her advice

2 days ago

Why authenticity is crucial for aspiring lawyers

Harriet Pearce, ULaw Nottingham Campus Manager, dives into commercial awareness, career tips, and the city’s legal allure

5 days ago

Wanting to convert a vac scheme to a training contract? Here’s what you need to know

ULaw Campus Dean Aruna Verma discusses transferable skills and commercial awareness hot topics

Feb 15 2024 8:26am
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How to make the SQE work for you

We talk solicitor assessments with Caroline Rayson, BPP’s SQE1 Award Leader

Feb 13 2024 8:46am

From Magic Circle lawyer to law school campus dean

Sarah Pooley talks about her move into education, MC lawyering and hot career tips for trainee hopefuls

Feb 7 2024 8:50am

Exploring the wealth of possibilities for aspiring lawyers in the North

Dean of ULaw in the North, Matthew Tomlinson offers his careers advice for trainee hopefuls

Jan 31 2024 9:14am

Why aspiring solicitors should consider the in-house path

Nissan legal counsel Joan Scott discusses the unique challenges that come with working for some of the world's largest companies

Jan 29 2024 10:06am

Some words of wisdom for pupillage seekers

Beverley Dawes, head of the Bar Practice Course at ULaw, offers her advice on selecting chambers, writing applications, and interviews

Jan 23 2024 8:48am

Top tips on how to secure pupillage courtesy of a pupil supervisor

'It’s a marathon not a sprint’, says Gatehouse Chambers barrister Phillip Patterson

Jan 17 2024 8:50am

‘Training contract seekers need to sell themselves, prepare well and persist’

Hill Dickinson partner Richard Capper discusses life in the firm’s banking and finance team and offers advice for the next generation of lawyers

Jan 15 2024 1:41pm

How to make the most of this pupillage application season 

Devereux Chambers' Alice Defriend offers her advice on selecting sets, written applications, and interview prep

Jan 12 2024 8:49am

Meet the lawyer working with some of the UK’s most exciting tech, media and entertainment start-ups

Harbottle & Lewis partner Tom Macleod sits down with Legal Cheek

Jan 10 2024 8:52am

What legal disputes and puzzles have in common 

Travers Smith partner Stephanie Lee talks billion-dollar disputes, careers advice and life at the firm

Jan 8 2024 11:01am
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Full video: The SQE assessments – a deep dive

SQE trainee and BPP’s Head of Outreach reflect on lessons so far

Dec 21 2023 7:44am

What went down at the Legal Cheek – ULaw Winter 2023 Virtual Vacation Scheme

A whistle-stop tour of a week’s worth of commercial awareness discussions and applications advice

Dec 14 2023 4:05pm

What finance lawyers really do

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Philip Withey on the lifecycle of a banking deal and how he stays commercially aware

Dec 13 2023 9:34am

How one engineer is helping lawyers build robots

Pinsent Masons technical lead talks all things AI

Dec 12 2023 10:16am

‘Your journey to partnership starts on day one as a trainee’

Baker McKenzie’s Hannah Luqmani talks career progression, client relationships and walking on chocolate

Dec 5 2023 2:36pm

Making the most of opportunities as a training contract hopeful

ULaw Vice-Chancellor Peter Crisp offers his top careers advice

Dec 1 2023 8:05am

The skills students need to succeed this training contract application season

Reed Smith graduate recruitment manager Rebecca Schrod on being methodical, proactive and self-reflective

Nov 29 2023 10:59am

My experience as a Black junior lawyer in the City

Ropes & Gray’s Kwasi Yeboah on training at a US law firm and how the profession can become more inclusive

Nov 22 2023 10:52am