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The SRA’s reforms: how they affect you

Over the last 18 months, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has made big changes to how it regulates solicitors. This week's Feature looks at how those changes might affect you - from the more flexible ways in which training contracts can now be delivered, to the new equivalent means route to qualifying as a solicitor which does not involve a training contract at all. Elsewhere, the Oracle provides reassuring application advice for a non-law student, while there is all the usual News and commercial law analysis to digest. Happy reading!

 

Meet the Lawyer


Joshua Smith - Dechert LLP

French-speaking Joshua Smith details the highlights of his Dechert experience and offers advice on how to succeed in your own training contract quest. Bonne chance!

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Brochure focus


Allen & Overy LLP

A&O promises that tomorrow will not be like today - especially true if you’re a globe-trotting trainee at this dynamic firm. Read on to see if all your tomorrows start here.

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Burning Question


Analysing the Consumer Rights Bill

What do the government’s new consumer rights reforms mean for businesses?

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Meet the Recruiter


Beverley Sorsby - Ropes & Gray

Since establishing Ropes & Gray’s formal graduate recruitment process, Beverley Sorsby has seen the firm’s training and development go from strength to strength. Read on and be informed and advised.

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The Oracle


Application advice for a non-law student

I'm in my final year of a non-law degree and have yet to take the GDL - will recruiters take into consideration that someone like me will not have a textbook understanding of the law, or is the application process harder or different in any way for non-law students?

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Features


The reforming regulator: what’s the SRA been up to recently?

The SRA is on a mission to reduce bureaucracy and streamline its processes, including in relation to education and training. As such, you need to know what this regulator has changed and what it has got planned. Read on for an explanation on the regulatory amends that could affect your path to qualified solicitor.

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LC.N Blogs


What is professionalism?
Sarah Louise

The word 'professional' is hardly more comprehensible as an adjective than as a noun.

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LC.N Says


The Pupillage Gateway and chambers’ application deadlines are fast approaching
Josh Richman

With the Pupillage Gateway closing on Thursday 30 April and a host of other chambers placing their application deadlines on this date, this is the last full week that you will be able to submit and amend your pupillage applications to most chambers until next year.

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Best in Law


LC.N Awards Winner 2014

Nabarro LLP

The selection process was fun and challenging and now, when we take part in that process for prospective candidates, my peers and I reminisce about the good time we had together on the vacation scheme and when we first met at the selection days.

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Take 5


Riggor lawtis

Death becomes them; these five firms are making a killing:

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Jobs

Mills & Reeve LLP - Plot conveyancer

Mills & Reeve LLP is recruiting for a plot conveyancer to join the real estate team at its Norwich office. Apply by Monday 27 April.

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