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.


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!

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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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.

Burges Salmon LLP

Featured Lawyer

Stacey Yon
Burges Salmon LLP

University of Bristol | Trainee Solicitor

From day one of my training contract, I've been encouraged to seek responsibility and get involved with high profile work; I've also found the firm very supportive, with a genuine open door policy which encourages a collaborative and friendly atmosphere.

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?