This section offers opinion and analysis from members of the LCN team, as well as guest posts from contributors from all walks of law, with topics that range from social networking to how to impress at interview to what retention rates really mean. We welcome comments, so if we've said something interesting or something you disagree with, let us know by logging in to MyLCN and leaving a comment.

Recent posts

27/09/2016
Commercial awareness: what it means and how to develop it

Josh Richman - Commercial awareness: what it means and how to develop it

Commercial awareness is a term which some people find daunting due to its vagueness, but it is actually fairly simple and there is no need to feel as if there is secret code which you haven’t been given.

20/09/2016
NationalLawLIVE and CityLawLIVE careers conferences: we want what firms want

Sinead Dineen - NationalLawLIVE and CityLawLIVE careers conferences: we want what firms want

This December, LawCareers.Net will be hosting two events for students interested in a career in law: CityLawLIVE and NationalLawLIVE.

13/09/2016
Five things for future lawyers to think about this autumn

Josh Richman - Five things for future lawyers to think about this autumn

And we’re off – a new academic year is underway and with it, a new cycle of recruitment and work experience opportunities in the solicitors’ and barristers’ professions.

26/07/2016
Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

Isla Grant - Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

For many, the summer holiday period is all about watching loads of sport on the telly, afternoons in the pub and generally having a great time with not a care in the world, right? Wrong!

19/07/2016
Finished the LPC, but no training contract yet?

Josh Richman - Finished the LPC, but no training contract yet?

If you have graduated from the Legal Practice Course and still don’t have a training contract, you're not alone.

12/07/2016
Locking it down: making online applications easier

Amy Elderfield - Locking it down: making online applications easier

Fed up with filling out GCSE and other equivalent exams results on your training contract and vacation scheme applications? Are you getting repetitive strain injury (no claims, please) typing your undergraduate degree courses? Wish you had more time to focus on the long answer questions?