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Recent posts

25/04/2017
Legal aid: equality before the law no longer exists in the UK in 2017 and you should be angry about it

Josh Richman - Legal aid: equality before the law no longer exists in the UK in 2017 and you should be angry about it

In 2017 it seems that the ability to defend or assert your rights is often only available to the wealthy; Britain's most senior judge, Lord Thomas of Cwymgiedd, said that "our justice system has become unaffordable to most". What is the state of legal aid and do opportunities still exist for a career in this rewarding field?

18/04/2017
The best online resources for aspiring lawyers

Amanda Millmore - The best online resources for aspiring lawyers

Everyone has their favourite, go-to legal website for information or research, but this compilation cuts across personal preference. Amanda Millmore, non-practising barrister and founder of CPD provider Legal Training, offers a broad selection of some of the best legal resources for lawyers (and would-be lawyers) of all persuasions.

07/04/2017
What you should be doing over Easter

Matt Broadbent - What you should be doing over Easter

The Easter break may or may not be a busy time for you depending on travel, family, coursework backlog or any number of other reasons. However, it is safe to say is that there will be a reasonably protracted period during which you do not have to turn up for lectures or seminars, and therefore an opportunity to make some progress on your pursuit of a career.

04/04/2017
Why profits per equity partner are not a reliable way to compare law firms

Matt Broadbent - Why profits per equity partner are not a reliable way to compare law firms

This time we are going to have a look at the other supposed great barometer of the worth and prospects of a firm, the profits per equity partner or ‘PEP’ as it is generally known in the business.

28/03/2017
Practice area lowdown: a staggering variety of options

Isla Grant - Practice area lowdown: a staggering variety of options

Of the many hundreds of lawyers I have interviewed over the years for LCN and TCPH, I’ve never once come across two that were leading identical lives, with identical working patterns.

22/03/2017
A day in the life of a judicial assistant

Ruth Kennedy - A day in the life of a judicial assistant

I am currently the judicial assistant to the master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton. A typical day varies depending on whether we are in court. If we are not in court (usually on Mondays and Fridays), I work on producing a bench memorandum for one of the cases that the master of the rolls is hearing the following week.