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LPC for yourself.

This week’s Feature delves into the LPC and comes courtesy of Kaplan Law School, so be sure to familiarise yourself with what’s ahead if you’re currently studying for a law degree or the GDL and hope to become a solicitor. Elsewhere, the Oracle ponders whether it is really possible to have a good work/life balance in the legal profession and the LC.N Says offers tips on how to optimise the benefits of attending firm-led events. This week’s News includes which firms did well in the most recent Stonewall equality index, the BBC’s launch of three in-house training contracts, BPP’s new student loans and more. Happy reading!

PS There is still time to vote for your society in the Student Law Society Awards before the survey closes on 22 January – if you think your society deserves recognition, vote now!


Meet the Lawyer

Lucy Scott - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Former one-time children’s party host Lucy Scott chose Charles Russell Speechlys LLP for its winning combination of high-quality work with a work/life balance. Read on to find out more about Lucy’s career in corporate and the firm’s qualification process.

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Brochure focus

Mayer Brown International LLP

In Mayer Brown’s world, you get to ask the questions – what a satisfying reversal of the traditional model. Probe away.

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Burning Question

Consumer protection in the crowdfunding era

In the new era of crowdfunding finance, what level of protection does a consumer have?

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Sponsored by Cooley (UK) LLP


Meet the Recruiter

Natalie Perkin - Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Fancy getting your hands on a koozie or going to a Houston-based prom? Natalie Perkin, lawyer and grad rec decision maker, can tell you how. Learn more about her role and the sorts of things you can expect as a trainee at Vinson & Elkins.

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The Oracle

A question of balance

Is it possible to be a solicitor and have a good work/life balance?

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Inside the LPC

The LPC is the next step for an aspiring solicitor after completion of a law degree or GDL. It is the vocational stage of training required to become a solicitor and as a result, is focused on providing you with the essential skills required to successfully practice as a lawyer. 

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LC.N Blogs

The transferable skills developed by studying law
The Legal Learner

I’ve written a lot about the LPC, vacation schemes and training contracts on this blog because, funnily enough, that’s what’s been on my mind over the last few months.

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LC.N Says

CityLawLIVE plus: how to extract the most from your interactions with firms
Isla Grant

In December 2014 we held our fourth CityLawLIVE event. We were delighted with the calibre of delegates and the impressive roster of sponsors.

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Best in Law

LC.N Awards Winner 2014


The recruitment process is excellent - geared at getting to know the person and whether they are a right fit instead of trying to catch them out.

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Take 5

Check out these ABS

These five are all licensed alternative business structures. Easy as A, B, erm…S.

Weightmans LLP »
Winckworth Sherwood LLP »
Kennedys »
Bristows LLP »
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Russell-Cooke LLP - Paralegal (personal injury/clinical negligence)

Russell-Cooke LLP, based in London, is recruiting for a paralegal to support its personal injury and clinical negligence teams over a six-month, fixed-term contract.

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