Meet the Recruiter

Aisling Barnes

Aisling Barnes is passionate about recruitment and has a wealth of information and advice for aspiring lawyers looking to apply for a training contract or vacation scheme place. Read on to learn more about CMS and the process for joining this prestigious, full-service firm.

Ashurst LLP

Meet the Lawyer

Ashurst LLP

Helen Raynsford works on fascinating corporate projects at Ashurst, a firm that wants to support and develop its lawyers both professionally and personally. Read on to find out about her journey to qualification and beyond.

LCN videos

Got an assessment day coming up? Here I talk about one of my recent assessment days, taking you through each stage and sharing my advice along the way.

Bristows LLP

Vacation Scheme Insiders

Bristows LLP

Sam is studying an integrated master’s in physics at the University of Manchester. He will go on to study the GDL and LPC at BPP in London, before starting at the firm in September 2018. He completed a two-day scheme at the firm in Winter 2015.


The commercial year 2015-16

Like the laws of physics, there is often a temptation to seek certainty in the cold, hard numbers of business and economics; but such certainty is generally illusory, as the reality inevitably proves more complex and what is one person’s triumph can be another’s misfortune.

The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook

The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook is now available, FREE, from university careers services and  law faculties. Make sure you collect your copy of the preeminent print resource for future lawyers. The Handbook provides in-depth information and advice about how to launch your legal career, features details of over 1,000 potential employers and much more. Don’t miss out on accessing this crucial information!

Sarah Louise


Sweet success
Sarah Louise

Having spent the past two years completing the work, riding the highs and weathering the lows which comprise a training contract, I feel fully justified in taking a few minutes to reflect on the experience.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Brochure library

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Focus in on everything that Trowers & Hamlins has to offer, learning more about the trainees at this dynamic firm, including where they’ve come from and where they’re going.

Jones Day

Featured Lawyer

Jack Logan
Jones Day

University of Oxford | Trainee Solicitor

I've worked in almost every practice area, and been impressed by the levels of responsibility and client contact partners and associates assign to trainees. Training non-rotationally, I engaged in multiple aspects of the same transaction from different practice area perspectives.

Ask the oracle

Ask the Oracle

The law firm as a business
Dear Oracle ...

I know that an essential aspect of being commercially aware is understanding how law firms operate as businesses. I appreciate that commercial firms play an important role in business and have to make money themselves, but is there more to it than that?