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Junior lawyers: ‘know your priorities and non-negotiables’

HSF corporate associate Yusra Jafar discusses cross-border work, staying balanced and applications advice

Nov 22 2023 10:19am

Commercial awareness: What is it and how to get it?

Good lawyers are the ones who truly understand their clients

Nov 20 2023 11:08am

Applying for training contracts? Be sure to bring your ‘genuine self’ to interviews

DWF’s Paul Maddock reflects on his career and how the profession is becoming more inclusive

Nov 20 2023 10:59am
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‘I studied for the SQE while training at AstraZeneca – here’s what it was like’

AstraZeneca graduate solicitor apprentice talks SQE1&2, balancing work and study and revision tips

Nov 14 2023 9:41am
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Why flexibility is key if the SQE is to fulfil its potential

Using QWE and online learning to make the most of the SQE's flexible approach to qualification

Nov 13 2023 9:22am

The many moving cogs in a real estate transaction

TLT senior associate Jayne Adair talks financing deals, renewables and the key skills required to work in the real estate sector

Nov 10 2023 11:02am

10 things commercial real estate lawyers do

CMS lawyers share their insights

Nov 9 2023 10:32am

An employability expert’s top tips for training contract applications and interviews

How to work out your practice interests and write convincingly

Nov 8 2023 11:34am

4 commercial awareness hacks from a graduate recruitment expert

Shoosmiths’ Laura Hartigan on navigating law firm websites and the importance of podcasts

Nov 7 2023 11:01am

How the 2008 crash led to my career in financial services regulation

Gowling WLG principle associate Sushil Kuner discusses cross-border work, ESG and her unique value add for clients

Nov 6 2023 10:19am

‘Go outside your comfort zone and try to tell a story’

ULaw Director of Employability talks career change, pro bono opportunities and building resilience

Nov 6 2023 9:52am

Why ‘people awareness’ is just as important as commercial awareness when it comes to being an employment lawyer

Irwin Mitchell's Padma Tadi-Booth talks key skills and flexible working

Nov 3 2023 9:33am

‘Don’t underestimate open-mindedness when it comes to securing a training contract’

ULaw Campus Dean Matthew Tomlinson offers his insights into the Leeds legal market

Nov 2 2023 12:19pm

One employment lawyer explains how a love of puzzles makes his job feel more like a hobby

Squire Patton Boggs partner Bryn Doyle talks law and a passion for problem-solving

Nov 1 2023 8:45am

Fast-paced work, lots of responsibility and unwavering support — one global law firm’s approach to solicitor training

Mayer Brown associate Charlotte Tarr on how she trained and qualified while managing a cancer diagnosis 

Oct 31 2023 10:06am

How one leading US law firm is supporting its LGBTQ+ lawyers

Ropes & Gray counsel Alexandru shares his experience

Oct 30 2023 11:46am

UK law firms declare ambitious net zero commitments

Competition announced for law firm employees to win chance to build sustainability skills with top training course

Oct 27 2023 11:22am

How to stand out this TC application season

ULaw Campus Dean Zoe King offers her advice on tackling applications, commercial awareness and interviews

Oct 26 2023 9:27am

‘London’s skyscrapers inspired me to become a real estate lawyer’

BCLP's Daniel Burnand talks office space and what ESG means for his clients

Oct 20 2023 12:19pm

The varied and international work of a Glasgow-based tax lawyer

Dentons partner Lorna McCaa discusses her work and the perks of working in Scotland

Oct 18 2023 12:54pm

How I help clients navigate the world of AI

Bird & Bird senior associate Will Bryson discusses his work in the firm’s tech transactions team

Oct 17 2023 8:48am