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Meet the Lawyer

Dechert LLP
Dechert LLP
French-speaking Joshua Smith details the highlights of his Dechert experience and offers advice on how to succeed in your own training contract quest. Bonne chance!

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Lauren Riley, solicitor, former contestant on The Apprentice and entrepreneur, discusses how her legal background has helped her in the world of business.

Meet the Recruiter

Ropes & Gray
Beverley Sorsby
Ropes & Gray

Since establishing Ropes & Gray’s formal graduate recruitment process, Beverley Sorsby has seen the firm’s training and development go from strength to strength. Read on and be informed and advised.


The reforming regulator: what’s the SRA been up to recently?

The SRA is on a mission to reduce bureaucracy and streamline its processes, including in relation to education and training. As such, you need to know what this regulator has changed and what it has got planned. Read on for an explanation on the regulatory amends that could affect your path to qualified solicitor.


The Legal Learner
Trolls and the law
The Legal Learner
With the general election getting closer, a number of newspapers and online news sources are drawing attention to the importance of social media in ascertaining the public mood.

Featured Lawyer

Sidley Austin LLP
Roisin Nagle
Sidley Austin LLP

University of London, King's College
Trainee Solicitor

The small intake means the chance to be part of an internationally acclaimed firm whilst not being lost in a sea of trainees. Sidley is a place to get genuine exposure to high calibre work and real responsibility early on.

Ask the Oracle

Ask the oracle
Application advice for a non-law student
Dear Oracle ...

I'm in my final year of a non-law degree and have yet to take the GDL - will recruiters take into consideration that someone like me will not have a textbook understanding of the law, or is the application process harder or different in any way for non-law students?

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