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27/09/2016

The commercial year 2015-16

Like the laws of physics, there is often a temptation to seek certainty in the cold, hard numbers of business and economics; but such certainty is generally illusory, as the reality inevitably proves more complex and what is one person’s triumph can be another’s misfortune.

20/09/2016

Don’t have a law degree, but want to get into the legal profession?

Not having a law degree is no barrier to becoming a lawyer – in fact, the modern legal profession is full of non-law graduates, and the skills and experiences gained studying and working in other fields can be used to your advantage.

13/09/2016

Training contracts, pupillages, legal work experience and careers advice: get started with LCN

A new academic year has begun and the recruitment race is underway. We have lots of tips on how to work your way into a legal career, including info on self-analysis, research, law fairs and where to seek help. Let’s get started!

26/07/2016

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.

19/07/2016

Law firm assessment centres: how to prepare and perform on the day

Many law firms use assessment centres as part of the selection procedure for vacation scheme and training contract candidates. So how do you prepare for an assessment centre, what can you expect on the day and what are firms looking for? Read on for some excellent law assessment centre tips.

12/07/2016

Practical tips for completing excellent online application forms

Should I use my Gmail, Hotmail or an academic email address when giving contact details? How strictly are deadlines enforced? Are there any ways of saving myself some time? AllHires' Amy Elderfield has the answers!

05/07/2016

Application master class

Come training contract application season, do you want to be drowning in a sea of ill-judged, clumsily worded applications? Or would you rather be creating and submitting carefully planned and credible training contract applications? Read on for detailed advice on how to approach the process and edge ever closer to success.

28/06/2016

CVs, cover letters and applications: LCN's guide to formal writing

According to recruiters, too many applications are let down by sloppy writing skills. Read on for a quick crash course in the precise parlance of formal application writing.

21/06/2016

Finding a training contract: research, application and interview

Finding a training contract is a tough process. Read on for some top application and interview tips.

14/06/2016

Are you commercially aware?

We've said it before and here we are saying it again. Commercial awareness is one of the key skills that law firms look for in future trainees and thus, if you are to succeed, you will need to develop this particular skill.