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Going to the Bar?
Dear Oracle ...

I’ve just started the second year of my law degree and want to become a human rights barrister. I keep hearing people say that only Oxbridge students get pupillages. Is this true?

Meet the Lawyer

Slaughter and May
Ella Smith
Slaughter and May

Ella’s view is that Slaughters has it all to offer, particularly if what you’re looking for is “a firm where people are serious about being good lawyers, keen to do well and genuinely excited about the deals they're involved in”. Seems like a winning formula to us.


The commercial year 2013-14

Having an amazing ability to analyse pure theoretical law is all well and good, but you also need to appreciate the commercial context within which your clients are operating. Courtesy of just published Best in Law, this feature looks at some of the key themes in the commercial world in 2013-14 and gives you some pointers on how they are relevant to lawyers.

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