This fun weekly feature links five firms through a common theme, designed to spark your interest in firms and practice areas that you may not have yet come across. If you can think up a category, and select five firms that fit within it, by all means send it in to info@lawcareers.net.

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Original pirate material

Lock down your aerial – these five firms all have strong intellectual property practices and offices on The Streets of London:

The language of law

The names of these five firms all alliterate amazingly – thanks for Danielle Spencer at Shoosmiths for this one!

LCN Jobs

These five firms have all listed vacancies on the LCN Jobs board recently:

Law firm - law school partnerships

Ever more firms are linking up with postgraduate providers to exclusively train their future trainees. Here are just five:

Old school

While most firms want their applicants to sweat it out online, a handful still prefer to recruit via the classic CV and cover letter. Here are five:

Apply direct

These five chambers are among those which require pupillage applications direct to them, rather than through the Pupillage Gateway – and like all chambers, their deadlines are coming up:

All at sea

This fishy five are linked by an association with the briny depths, the roaring ocean, the Neptunian tides (etc):

Egg-cellent firms

Easter has just hopped by and these five firms have a springtime, hot-cross-bunny feel to them: