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A changing profession: what you need to know.

The legal profession is undergoing a period of massive change which looks set to continue for the foreseeable. From changes in the pipeline to the way that both solicitors and barristers are trained and assessed, to the emergence of new business models, you need to be aware of what is going on – after all, this could directly affect your own career path. This week’s Feature looks at the important changes being driven by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, with links to much more information across LCN, so make brushing up on this a priority. Elsewhere, the Burning Question examines an important litigation issue regarding asbestos, while the LCN Says frankly addresses the stress and other mental health issues that many lawyers and students face, and the support that is available. 

PS Take a look at the first of our videos from the NationalLawLIVE conference, in which Keely Nelson, talent engagement adviser at BLM, gives her tips for securing a place on a vacation scheme and standing out during the scheme itself. 

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Meet the Lawyer

Jess Arczynski - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Associate Jess Arczynski is excited about the fast-paced and stimulating housing and regeneration work that she does at Trowers, a global firm that taps into her own international background.

Brochure Focus

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Use your inquisitive mind to learn more about Watson Farley & Williams and its famed international expertise in energy, maritime, natural resources, real estate and transport.

Travers Smith LLP

Meet the Recruiter

Germaine VanGeyzel - Travers Smith LLP

Having successfully resisted the urge to become a travel journalist, Germaine VanGeyzel has spent 16 years at Travers Smith honing her craft. She knows exactly what makes a successful interviewee and trainee; read on for her valuable insight.

LCN Awards Winner 2016

Best in Law

Osborne Clarke LLP

The whole recruitment process felt natural, with the tasks assigned being relevant to the firm and with interviews testing your abilities but also acting as a forum for discussion. My experience of this process played a large part in why I chose to be a trainee at this firm.

Elizabeth Rimmer - Law students, mental health and stress: keeping up appearances

LCN Says

Law students, mental health and stress: keeping up appearances

Elizabeth Rimmer

Your vocational, professional legal training is the first step toward what we hope will be a rewarding and successful career, but many law students feel it is important to keep up appearances. There is a belief that in order to look good, you have to give the impression that you are a potential professional with ambition and drive.

Asbestos – not yet consigned to history

Burning Question

Asbestos – not yet consigned to history

What are the future issues for asbestos litigation?



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.

The Oracle

The Oracle

Asking for application feedback

What's the protocol if I want to ask for feedback after applications or interviews?

Take 5

Ships ahoy

Set sail with these five firms, renowned for their expertise on the high seas, whether that’s to do with shipbuilding contracts or piracy litigation:


Hayes, Middlesex

MTG Solicitors - Paralegal with a view to a training contract

High-street firm MTG Solicitors has a vacancy for a paralegal, with a view to the right candidate progressing onto a training contract. The role will involve supporting the firm’s family, mental health, housing, community care, conveyancing, personal injury and civil litigation departments.

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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