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We are constantly urging you to "research, research, research", but it's not just a well-worn cliché – putting the requisite energy into learning about your potential employers and profession could be the difference between career success and failure. This week's LC.N Says is written by Lucy Angier, law firm librarian and passionate advocate of the need to get to grips with the research tools that firms make available to their lawyers. As ever, there's plenty more to stimulate your senses, including a Burning Question on cartels, a Feature on client secondments and News of the most interesting kind. Happy reading!

PS Don’t forget about the London Law Fair on 26 November; "open access" and suitable for anyone thinking about a legal career. Find out more and register here.

 

Meet the Lawyer


Ben Jackson - TLT LLP

Ben Jackson was attracted to TLT by its reputation and those of its lawyers whom he had met. Now one himself, he describes what else makes the firm a great place to train and the work he has been exposed to so far.

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Brochure focus


Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

Get ready to perform on the big (legal) stage with Shearman & Sterling, one of the world’s leading international firms. Break a leg!

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Burning Question


Cartel cases: the risk for parent companies

What are the liability risks for parent companies and investors when a subsidiary or portfolio company engages in cartel activity?

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Sponsored by King & Wood Mallesons

 

Meet the Recruiter


Carly Gilberg - Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Having practised as a solicitor for over four years before making the move into graduate recruitment, Carly Gilberg knows as well as anyone what it takes to secure a training contract. Read on for her application advice.

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The Oracle


Legal work opportunities for postgrad students

I have recently graduated with a 2.1 in philosophy and plan to earn some money before enrolling on the GDL. What kind of paid work could I do which a) looks impressive to employers, and b) would be flexible enough to allow me to keep putting my legal career first?

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Features


Insight into: client secondments

Client secondments provide trainees with a valuable opportunity to spend time working closely with a client in its in-house legal team; taking on greater responsibility, developing an understanding of the client’s business and building strong client relationships that will have long-term benefits well after the trainee has qualified. 

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LC.N Blogs


The LPC: one term in
The Legal Learner

In my first post about the LPC I expressed the view that it was all pretty straightforward and indeed some of it was a little too easy. Well, now that we’re a little way in it’s certainly got more taxing – quite literally.

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LC.N Says


Research awareness: giving you the competitive edge
Lucy Angier

When thinking about applying for training contracts, how much thought do you give to a firm’s research resources? Lots, some or none at all?

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Best in Law


LC.N Awards Winner 2014

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

I accepted the offer of a training contract partly due to the very positive impression I received of the firm at interview.

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Take 5


We can be heroes

For the evocation of some of the finest British fictional heroes of page and screen, look no further than these five eponymous firms:

Bond Dickinson (James Bond) »
Holmes & Hills (Sherlock Holmes) »
Watson Burton LLP (Dr Watson) »
Dentons (Arthur Dent) »
Sharpe Pritchard (Richard Sharpe) »

 

Jobs

Rosling King LLP - Paralegal

City of London law firm, Rosling King LLP is looking to recruit bright, ambitious and talented people who have completed the LPC to its paralegal team.

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