LCN videos

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is due to be introduced in 2021, replacing the GDL and LPC as the assessment that must be passed in order to qualify as a solicitor. In this video, Josh runs you through everything we know about the SQE, including how it will work, how much it will cost, and if it will affect you.



Irwin Mitchell

Meet the Lawyer

Irwin Mitchell

Ravil Hirani discusses the varied nature of life as an intellectual property solicitor, work-life balance, international business development and more, in this wide-ranging insight into careers at Irwin Mitchell.


Mergers: what you need to know

The reasons that firms decide to merge are as varied as the firms themselves, but there are usually some key drivers – namely, the desire to expand, geographically or in terms of expertise, or to stay afloat. For the lawyers who find that the firm they joined is no longer the firm at which they work, there are normally a raft of opportunities– and maybe especially so for trainees.

LCN videos

This video is about my experience in my final year, compared to first and second. I also share some advice on how not to let your degree get the best of you. I hope you enjoy my video.

The LawCareers.Net Handbook 2019

The LawCareers.Net Handbook is now available, FREE, from university careers services and  law faculties. Make sure you collect your copy of the preeminent print resource for future lawyers. The Handbook provides in-depth information and advice about how to launch your legal career, features details of over 1,000 potential employers and much more. Don’t miss out on accessing this crucial information!

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Kat C-W


Applying for first-year schemes
Kat C-W

While some deadlines have already passed for first-year schemes, there is still time to apply to many! Check out ‘’ for a handy table to see opportunities or check a specific firm’s graduate recruitment page. Deadlines are coming up from now until March, and the schemes are held throughout Easter and into the summer, depending on the firm.