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Recent posts

17/01/2017
What should EU citizens living and working in the United Kingdom do post-Brexit?

Danielle Cohen - What should EU citizens living and working in the United Kingdom do post-Brexit?

Any withdrawal agreement from the European Union may seek to cover the position of UK citizens living in the European Union and the EU citizens living in the United Kingdom. The key issues will be whether they retain their residence rights and their status – currently derived from EU law.


Law students, mental health and stress: keeping up appearances

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

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.

10/01/2017
My tips for successful training contract and pupillage applications in 2017

Matt Broadbent - My tips for successful training contract and pupillage applications in 2017

The New Year always brings hopes of renewal, a fresh start and really getting things together. But beware - time has a habit of slipping away, so make sure you take action NOW!

03/01/2017
The Pupillage Gateway: chambers’ application deadlines are coming up

Josh Richman - The Pupillage Gateway: chambers’ application deadlines are coming up

With the Pupillage Gateway opening on Monday 9 January and closing on Tuesday 7 February, plus a handful of other chambers placing their application deadlines even earlier than this final closing date, aspiring barristers should aim to have any pupillage applications polished and submitted over the next couple of weeks.

13/12/2016
Winter (vacation schemes) are coming...

Pardeep Lagha - Winter (vacation schemes) are coming...

As the days draw shorter and the air turns colder, for many of you the time has come to embark on your winter vacation schemes.


Five things you should look for in a law firm

Taylor Rose TTKW - Five things you should look for in a law firm

You’ve completed your studies and are about to embark on your journey into the world of work; yet what is already a daunting prospect can become an even bigger one when you’re faced with the task of trying to understand what you should be looking for in a law firm.