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Recent posts

30/11/2016
Life in the PI fast lane

Andrew Dalton - Life in the PI fast lane

Personal injury (PI) law was very much in the government’s target list, until the government found its hands filled with Brexit and the new Lord Chancellor realised the prison estate was in an advanced state of breakdown.

28/11/2016
LSMP: a window into the world of law

Shama Aktar - LSMP: a window into the world of law

It was in the summer of 2015 that I took part in the Legal Social Mobility Partnership programme, and upon completing the two weeks, my career aspirations of wanting to become a solicitor were confirmed.


Stop making basic mistakes on your application forms

Sinead Dineen - Stop making basic mistakes on your application forms

When going through applications for the CityLawLIVE and NationalLawLIVE student conferences, I saw the same mistakes over and over again. If you want to secure a training contract you need to ensure that you do not make these basic mistakes. Here are some simple dos and don’ts to improve your applications.

21/11/2016
Assess your application strengths and weaknesses

Matt Broadbent - Assess your application strengths and weaknesses

One of the biggest barriers to success in finding a career in law is the trouble many candidates have in successfully translating what they have done in their academic, work and extracurricular lives into a set of skills and attributes that are attractive to employers and backed up by evidence.

08/11/2016
The benefits of getting involved in pro bono

Grace Kelly - The benefits of getting involved in pro bono

National Pro Bono Week 2016 is here and it presents a fantastic opportunity to promote pro bono projects and celebrate those who volunteer their time and their expertise.

01/11/2016
Twelve dinners no more: what to expect from your Inn’s qualifying sessions

Isla Grant - Twelve dinners no more: what to expect from your Inn’s qualifying sessions

For BPTC students, there has always been a requirement to complete a number of sessions as part of your membership of an Inn and before you can be called to the Bar. However, whereas they were once known as the “12 dinners”, they are now called “qualifying sessions”.