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Meet the Recruiter

Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Joanna Clark
Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Joanna Clark shares her application advice and discusses the recruitment and marketing challenges that face a medium-sized commercial firm. Read on to find out more about life at Winckworth Sherwood, including its more niche practice areas.

The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook

The next edition of The Training Contract & Pupillage 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!

Meet the Lawyer

K&L Gates LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Solicitor James Boyd discusses fast-paced, multijurisdictional litigation and how global presence and collegiality combine at top firm K&L Gates.

LC.N videos

In this video I talk about some of my experiences of law fairs and networking, and share a chat I had with Sarah Warnes, trainee recruitment and legal talent manager of Cooley (UK) LLP, at CityLawLIVE.



Making a career change into law

Although in a minority, the legal profession boasts many examples of lawyers who changed careers at a later date, having started out in a different vocation. Meanwhile, some law firms are increasingly welcoming applications from mature candidates. If you’re thinking about making a career change into law, read on for some information and advice.


Jonathan Andrews
Time at Reed Smith: the vacation scheme
Jonathan Andrews
After two great weeks at Taylor Wessing, I enjoyed a relaxing weekend before getting ready for another two weeks in the City for my final vacation scheme at Reed Smith, strangely enough the earliest firm which had interviewed me and made an offer out of those with which I completed summer vacation schemes.

Featured Lawyer

Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
Jack Thorne
Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

University of London, University College

I advise across a broad range of disputes including UK and international commercial and alternative dispute resolution, finance litigation, shipping and sports law issues. It’s an incredibly friendly and supportive environment with a great variety of exciting and high-profile work.

Ask the Oracle

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Thinking of changing careers into law
Dear Oracle ...

I've heard that recruitment at the big firms is geared towards younger candidates and that smaller firms won't be able to afford to take me either – is there any hope that I can achieve my ambition?

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