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"I was born like this, I had no choice…

I was born with the gift of a golden voice"…is probably not how you should answer a question about your mooting activities in an interview for pupillage! Fortunately, this newsletter’s Feature has plenty of advice on just how to prepare for upcoming pupillage interviews and what to expect on the day, so aspiring barristers who have applied ahead of the Pupillage Gateway deadline should read on as a priority. Elsewhere, the Oracle examines CILEx as an alternative career path and potential route to qualifying as a solicitor, while this week’s News also covers the new equivalent means route to qualification. Happy reading!

PS LC.N is looking for passionate, informed new legal bloggers to join our community – find out more here.


Meet the Lawyer

Jack Randles - DLA Piper UK LLP

After an exciting training contract which involved a secondment to Hong Kong, Jack Randles qualified into DLA Piper's IP department. Read on for more about trademarks, copyright, patents and everything else that a career in IP entails.

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Brochure focus

Dechert LLP

Find out what makes Dechert “distinctively” different in this brochure, packed full of testimonials from those who already work at this dynamic international firm.

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Burning Question

Private equity: changing regulations

How have changing regulatory trends following the global financial crisis affected the private equity industry?

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Sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges


Meet the Recruiter

Rob Girvan - Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Milbank’s Rob Girvan has an impeccable track record of never knowingly losing a student in Paris – just one of a string of trainee recruitment hits to his credit. Read on for how to impress and get ahead at this desirable international firm.

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The Oracle

Becoming a solicitor via CILEx: when to do the LPC?

I obtained my LPC in 2010 and have been working as a paralegal ever since. With no training contract in sight, can I become a chartered legal executive and go on to qualify as a solicitor that way?

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Acing that pupillage interview

Hurray - you’ve managed to impress with your pupillage application. But yikes - now you’re looking down the barrel of an interview. Take a few deep breaths and consider what you can do to help your chances. Here, an expert from The University of Law offers advice on how best to prepare for pupillage interviews…

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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

Student stars of pro bono impress yet again
Isla Grant

I was honoured to be asked again to join the judging panel for the annual LawWorks & AG Student Pro Bono Awards, an experience which every time leaves me humbled by the capacity of those nominated to do such excellent extracurricular work.

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Best in Law

LC.N Awards Winner 2014


My training contract far exceeded my expectations. I was given much more client contact than I anticipated and an excellent level of responsibility.

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Take 5

Old school

While most firms want their applicants to sweat it out online, a handful still prefer to recruit via the classic CV & cover letter. Here are five:

Leathes Prior »
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP »
Wilkin Chapman LLP »
Ashton Bell »
Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP »



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