Meet the Recruiter

Alice Lines

Alice Lines explains what it’s like to be a graduate recruitment adviser – including keeping all manner of plates spinning – at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm.


Ask the oracle

Ask the Oracle

Client secondment during my training contract?
Dear Oracle ...

From my research, client secondments seem to be an ever more popular part of training contracts at many commercial firms. What are the benefits of going on a client secondment over staying within the firm for the duration of the training contract?

K&L Gates LLP

Meet the Lawyer

Christopher Swallow
K&L Gates LLP

Associate Chris Swallow enjoys the high-value work that comes with being a member of the real estate department at such a big firm, but it’s the integrated, joined-up nature of how K&L Gates operates that makes it stand out from its competitors. Read on to find out more.


Inside the world of the in-house lawyer

Does the idea of interesting and varied work, an excellent salary and a pleasing work/life balance appeal? Well, becoming an in-house lawyer could be your perfect vocation. We talk here to those in the know, including a trainee, several qualified lawyers and the head of an in-house legal department about what it means to work at the very heart of your client.

What’s in it for me? Why you should go on secondment

LCN Says

What’s in it for me? Why you should go on secondment
Isla Grant

The idea of going on secondment as a trainee can mean different things to different people - for some, it conjures up images of cultural experiences in exotic locations. For others, it’s about entering the heart of the client, and working out how best to serve their needs from that vantage point.