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

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?

05/07/2016
Removing the financial burden of pursuing a legal career

Sara Duxbury - Removing the financial burden of pursuing a legal career

Getting a foot on the legal career ladder can be extremely challenging for aspiring young lawyers, with the financial burden of the traditional university route often a major deterrent.

28/06/2016
Graduate recruiters offer their #toptips for vacation scheme students

Francesca Clixby - Graduate recruiters offer their #toptips for vacation scheme students

The naïve aspiring solicitor might think that finally receiving that email from the graduate recruitment team confirming your place on the summer vacation scheme means a deep sigh of relief and a golden ticket to boozy sky-high lunches a la Shard, Sushi Samba and Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill.

21/06/2016
Demystifying training contract application assessment myths

Sinead Dineen - Demystifying training contract application assessment myths

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.