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For the next few weeks, imagine LCN Weekly housed in some cattery-style accommodation and the LCN team propped up at a beachside bar, sipping drinks with tiny umbrellas in them. The newsletter will return in September, but in the meantime, the major training contract deadline is on Sunday and there’s also work experience to get stuck into, interviews to attend (hopefully), law fairs to prepare for (keep an eye on our diary page) and our two December student conferences, CityLawLIVE and NationalLawLIVE, to apply to. If you gain a training contract in this round of applications, the Oracle has some thoughts on making a good impression when you start, while our final Feature has advice on preparing for interviews.

Meet the Lawyer

Helen Raynsford - 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.
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Ashurst LLP

Brochure Focus

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

What if Kirkland & Ellis is your perfect match? Read on to find out more about training in the intimate atmosphere of the London office of this ambitious, international firm.
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Burning Question

Brexit: implications for shipping

Will Brexit see choppier waters for the maritime sector?

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Brexit: implications for shipping

Meet the Recruiter

Anup Vithlani - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Some like it hot, and that's certainly how Trowers & Hamlins' graduate recruitment manager likes his Nando's. Find out more about Anup Vithlani and his taste buds of steel, here.
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Trowers & Hamlins LLP



Training contract interviews made easy

The good news is you've been invited to a training contract interview. The bad news is that might sound quite daunting! Don't panic. This article explores what you should be doing in preparation and how best to present yourself on the day.
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The Oracle

The Oracle

Starting a training contract: how to make a good impression

I start my training contract in September and was wondering how best to make a positive impression and to stand out from the crowd. Also, what should I aim to achieve in each seat?
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LCN Blogs

Sovereignty in the single market: the Swiss solution?

Sovereignty in the single market: the Swiss solution?

Jonathan Andrews
In recent weeks there has been discussion of the United Kingdom remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA) once it leaves the European Union – a sort of ‘halfway house’ designed mostly for countries whose political elites are committed to the European project, but whose populaces have rejected membership at referendum, consisting of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
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LCN Says

Isla Grant - Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

Isla Grant
For many, the summer holiday period is all about watching loads of sport on the telly, afternoons in the pub and generally having a great time with not a care in the world, right? Wrong!
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Take 5

Summer lovin’

Don't take time out from summer applications to hit the beach - let these five firms help you imagine them instead! (We joke – manage your time and you can still get out there and enjoy what sun there is.)

Payne Hicks Beach

Beecham Peacock

Wills Chandler Beach Ltd

DAC Beachcroft

Bridge Sanderson Munro

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Communities Empowerment Network - Education advocate volunteer

Communities Empowerment Network, an education advocacy charity, is seeking a law graduate or third-year LLB student to volunteer two days a week as an education advocate. The role involves advising and representing the parents of children who have been excluded from school at disciplinary committee meetings and independent review panels.
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

Horwich Farrelly hires 18 new apprentices; Pitmans launches apprenticeship programme

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Sexual harassment and discrimination still a problem at the Bar, report women barristers

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Fladgate and University of Law announce exclusive training partnership

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Law and business news round-up: ARM, Yahoo, Lowcostholidays, EasyJet, Brexit

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Upcoming events

Canterbury / Wednesday 5 October 2016

University of Kent law fair

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Manchester / Tuesday 15 November 2016

University of Manchester law fair

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Leeds / Monday 21 November 2016

Irwin Mitchell open evening

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