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Considering the LPC, but don’t have a training contract?

It’s a conundrum that lots of people face and there is no right answer that fits everyone – there are many examples of LPC students going on to secure a training contract during the course, but the risk of paying high fees for a vocational qualification without a guaranteed job at the end of it is also rightly a cause for caution. If a career as a solicitor is what you really want then you have to go for it, but you might also need some more detailed advice and the Oracle has teamed up with the wise people of Kaplan Law School’s careers service to provide just that. Meanwhile, the rest of the Newsletter brings plenty of other application advice, commercial analysis and News to take in. Happy reading!

PS The deadline to vote for your lecturer to win LC.N’s Law Lecturer of the Year award is this Friday (6 March) – have your say now!


Meet the Lawyer

George Pawley - Foot Anstey LLP

Although he has no immediate plans to scale Mt Everest, George Pawley enjoys conquering legal problems and climbing the legal ladder. Find out more about his career progression at regional favourite Foot Anstey.

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Brochure focus

Linklaters LLP

Live the dream - or rather, live your ambition, as you absorb all that this infographic and information packed brochure from Linklaters has to offer.

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Burning Question

The fragile position of fracking in the United Kingdom

What is the UK government's policy on fracking and what are the key challenges facing the shale gas industry?

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Meet the Recruiter

Janine Arnold - Slaughter and May

Don’t be fooled by what you might have heard about Slaughter and May – as trainee recruitment manager Janine Arnold attests, it’s an accessible firm with a friendlier culture than its name suggests to augment its elite-level practices. Read on for an insight into the firm and its recruitment process.

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The Oracle

LPC if no training contract?

Is it too much of a risk to take the LPC without having secured a training contract first?

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A how-to guide to researching firms

Law firm research may not be the most thrilling of topics (or activities), but it's impossible to net a training contract without it. Here we give you a handy guide to that much talked about but rarely explained concept and reveal just why it's so important.

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LC.N Blogs

Vac scheme assessment centres: round two
Sean G

Last week I attended an assessment centre at a law firm based at London Bridge.

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LC.N Says

Demystifying training contract application assessment myths
Sinead Dineen

I recently attended an AllHires Graduate (formerly Apply4Law) session where users of the online application system got together to chat about how they assess candidates.

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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

A few Leeds on IP

Here are five firms in Leeds that do intellectual property:

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Ford & Warren »
Wrigleys Solicitors LLP »



BBC - BBC legal trainee scheme

The BBC is recruiting for LPC graduates to fill three new in-house training contract vacancies. Applicants must be able to start in September 2015 – apply by Monday 16 March.

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