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Back to the old in-house.

As more companies use in-house legal departments in addition to law firms for their legal advice needs, the variety, incentives and work/life balance that come with working in house have become ever-more attractive to many lawyers. If you want to find out more, this week’s Feature explores this exciting career path and includes first-hand testimonies from lawyers who have taken their careers in house and never looked back. Elsewhere, the Burning Question examines the employment law implications of Brexit, while the LCN Says forgets the new ‘post truth’ world of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump for a moment to bring you some straight talking advice on what mistakes to avoid when applying for a vacation scheme or training contract.

PS Would you like to join LCN’s thriving community of bloggers to write about your experiences, engage with the profession and boost your CV (and be paid for it to boot)? Our deadline for applications has been extended to this Friday 20 May, so get writing if you want to be involved.

Meet the Lawyer

Connie Atkinson - Kingsley Napley LLP

Connie Atkinson always knew that she wanted to be a family lawyer, and so it came to pass, at Kingsley Napley. Read on to learn more about her fascinating work and life at the firm.
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Kingsley Napley LLP

Brochure Focus

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

If your mind is of the inquisitive variety, then use it to learn more about Watson Farley & Williams, famed for its multi-jurisidictional expertise in energy, maritime, natural resources, real estate and transport.
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Burning Question

Brexit: the implications for employment law

What are the implications of Brexit for employment law in England and Wales?

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Brexit: the implications for employment law

Meet the Recruiter

Samantha Hill - Addleshaw Goddard

Samantha Hill has recruited talent across a whole range of industries before joining Addleshaw Goddard, adding up to a deep understanding of the different strands that make up a law firm and a wealth of application wisdom which she kindly shares here, so read on!
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Addleshaw Goddard



Inside the world of the in-house lawyer

Does the idea of interesting and varied work, an excellent salary and a pleasing work/life balance appeal? Well, becoming an in-house lawyer could be your perfect vocation. We talk here to those in the know, including a trainee, several qualified lawyers and the head of an in-house legal department about what it means to work at the very heart of your client. 
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The Oracle

The Oracle

Applying from abroad

I am a penultimate-year non-law student on a year abroad and I'm looking to apply for training contracts during the summer application period. Many firms only accept applications from final-year non-law students and hold assessment days which, because I am abroad, I could not attend. Would firms allow me to do a telephone interview?
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LCN Blogs

High heels and employment appeals

High heels and employment appeals

Sean G
This week an outsourcing firm was forced to change its dress code after it emerged it sent a female employee home without pay for not wearing heels, but was this dress code unlawful?
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LCN Says

Samantha Hope - Top 10 brainless blunders that could cost you your training contract

Top 10 brainless blunders that could cost you your training contract

Samantha Hope
Competition for training contracts is at an all-time high. In its Winter 2015 graduate recruitment survey, the Association of Graduate Recruiters reported that law firms receive 42 applications for every training contract vacancy they advertise.
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Take 5

Original pirate material

Lock down your aerial – these five firms all have strong intellectual property practices and offices on The Streets of London:

Holman Fenwick Willan


Hill Dickinson LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP

Farrer & Co LLP

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Sykes Anderson Perry Limited - Trainee solicitor

An exciting opportunity for a trainee solicitor required for a small niche firm in the City of London.
If this vacancy no longer appears on LawCareers.Net then it has been filled, but keep checking the Jobs section for all the latest vacancies.
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Latest news

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HMRC Solicitor’s Office open day

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