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

21/02/2017
Five steps for training contract success this coming spring

Josh Richman - Five steps for training contract success this coming spring

Spring will soon be in the UK air (where it will hopefully prove preferable to the current main ingredients of smog and racism) and for students and graduates alike, it’s time for attention to be turned toward the next phase of the legal recruitment cycle. Here are five key pointers for the next couple of months.

14/02/2017
What to expect from your student law society

Bethany Wren - What to expect from your student law society

This year over 40 student law societies submitted entries for the LCN Student Law Society Awards, explaining how they ran their events and activities, and how they served their membership. As we gear up for the awards ceremony taking place in March, we believe we’re now in the best position to give you the ultimate guide on what to expect from your student law society.

07/02/2017
Embracing change: moving into law via another career

Isla Grant - Embracing change: moving into law via another career

One of the most common questions we are asked relates to the situation where an individual is keen to pursue the solicitor/barrister dream, despite an entirely different incarnation in a non-legal career.

31/01/2017
Brexit: should potential trainees and NQs think outside the box?

John Aslett - Brexit: should potential trainees and NQs think outside the box?

Following the Brexit result in the June 2016 referendum, many students have been left with unanswered questions, including ‘What happens next?’, ‘Will this change the way I qualify?’ and ‘Will I still get a job after studying?’.


How important are clinics, vacation schemes, sandwich placements and the training contract?

Nottingham Law School - How important are clinics, vacation schemes, sandwich placements and the training contract?

Many law students participate in different types of work experience, such as vacation schemes, university clinics and placements.

24/01/2017
Advising the advisers: the rise of the general counsel at top law firms

Josh Richman - Advising the advisers: the rise of the general counsel at top law firms

With the recent news that Simmons & Simmons is the latest top firm to appoint a general counsel (GC), now seems appropriate to take a closer look at the relatively recent rise of GC positions at law firms.