With the Pegagus Scholarship deadline coming up at the end of the month, Hardwicke barrister Laura Tweedy recalls her experience working for three months in New Zealand through the scheme
But you’ll need to get moving …
Top solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives reveal what lies ahead for the profession
“Inner Temple for the rich, Middle Temple for the poor; Lincoln’s Inn for the gentlemen, And Gray’s Inn for a whore.”
Spoiler: this rhyme is very misleading.
The full video of Tuesday’s ‘How to survive (and even thrive) in a changing legal market’ free careers advice event
Your career may take a different direction to what you expect, but if your heart’s in it you’ll be fine
Barrister and City University law lecturer Andrew Worthley would have banned his younger self from pulling caffeine-fuelled all-nighters
Norton Rose Fulbright tax lawyer Andrew Roycroft thinks his career may have begun differently if he was starting out in today’s hyper-competitive job market
Hogan Lovells financial services litigation partner Louise Lamb shares some legal life hacks
Free Legal Cheek Careers event at Gray’s Inn featuring a panel of leading lawyers — open to all law students and junior lawyers
Chartered Institute of Legal Executive president Fran Edwards expects more students to follow her on-the-job route into the profession over the coming years
As this year’s baby barristers prepare to commence pupillage, Hardwicke’s Jasmine Murphy offers some words of wisdom
Sam Clague couldn’t get a TC, so he started a paralegal recruitment business — and law firms quickly became interested in his entrepreneurial spirit
There are ways to make it to the top in law without a glittering academic record — or indeed hardly any academic record at all
A recent Aspiring Solicitors careers day at Kaplan Law School saw two former City law insiders reveal some of the secrets to landing a TC at a top firm
Podcast: Why law students shouldn’t wait until term starts to begin the hunt for training contracts and pupillages
With the first months of law school notoriously busy, students should be starting the early phases of the training contract and pupillage application processes this month
Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge gets the lowdown from Norton Rose Fulbright on what it takes to emerge victorious from a training contract assessment centre
The best bits from yesterday’s #TCapps Q&A, featuring Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors, Kaplan Law School and David Allen Green — amongst a host of other experts and wannabe lawyers.
Advice from, amongst others, Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors and David Allen Green in hour-long session that is open to all.
A student, a trainee and a graduate recruiter share their experiences of vac schemes at Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown and Norton Rose Fulbright to help wannabe lawyers about to start summer placements at City law firms.
New York is like “London with an umph”, says Mayer Brown trainee solicitor Kibbeum Kim, and life as a lawyer there “takes working hard and playing harder to a whole new level”.
Having explored ‘CV Blind’ and sampled an Aspiring Solicitors’ lunch, Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge gets a taste of the often-overlooked area of legal mentoring.
You’ve made the cut. You’ve secured that pupillage interview. @Wigapedia advises on what you should NOT do next…
Over 50% of new entrants to the legal profession may be women, but its higher echelons remain dominated by men — as a recent conference on the future of law demonstrated. Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) boss Diane Burleigh reports.
The resilience, drive and determination possessed by rough diamonds is underrated, Norton Rose Fulbright trainee recruitment manager Caroline Lindner tells Legal Cheek‘s Alex Aldridge as he visits an “Aspiring Solicitors” lunch hosted by the firm.
A group of trainees, lawyers and law lecturers distil their exam preparation wisdom into seven-second Vine clips (click on the top left corner of each image to turn on the sound).
Legal Cheek’s Alex Aldridge meets three lawyers who took the legal apprenticeship route before it became fashionable.
The legal profession has made huge amounts of progress in their treatment of gay lawyers, but tricky issues remain, discovers Alex Aldridge as he visits one of the leading LGBT network in the City.
7 insights from ‘If I knew at Inner Temple’ that will help you bag a job and build a thriving career
The panel of leading lawyers at Monday’s ‘If I knew then what I know now’ Q&A at Inner Temple offered students some thought-provoking and often unconventional pieces of advice.
Citizenship Foundation’s Bar Mock Trial final sees Northern Ireland’s Aquinas Grammar School win national junior advocacy crown. But assembled top lawyers warn wannabes of plight of criminal Bar, and encourage them to explore other areas.
To land a top pupillage or training contract, students need to show they have what it takes to thrive in a much-changed environment.
Entering law straight from school as an apprenctice put Chartered Institute of Legal Executives president Stephen Gowland in a position to start his own law firm aged just 32.
‘No one left the firm unless they’d been turned down for partnership, especially not to become a journalist’
In a varied career that has spanned practising as a solicitor, financial journalism and the authoring of several well-known books about commercial awareness, Hogan Lovells’ Chris Stoakes has learnt to follow his heart.