Legal learning and graduate recruitment experts Nigel Spencer, Lucy Crittenden and Chloe Muir, all of global law firm Reed Smith, discuss the legal sector’s recent changes in educational policy and learning models, assessing the combined impact on pathways and recruitment into the legal profession.
After finishing my part-time LPC I share my experience and advice on balancing work and studies for those considering taking the same route.
It’s no secret that everybody and their dog (literally) has a Twitter account to interact with friends and followers, and to post life’s most important updates: from what you’re having for dinner to your latest holiday snaps. But while you’re commenting on the most recent Love Island episode, law firms, barristers’ chambers and recruiters are also on social media, and there’s a chance that they could be seeing everything that you are doing.
As a ‘Northerner’ I’ve long felt it would be both beneficial and prudent to do a mini-pupillage in London - not least because, living outside our nation’s capital, it can be often difficult securing mini-pupillage.
Shirin MarkerBircham Dyson Bell LLP
University of Leeds | Trainee Solicitor
BDB’s niche practice areas and friendly ethos make the training contract both interesting and unique. The firm’s small trainee intake means trainees are fully supported and given high levels of responsibility from the start.
I start my training contract in September and was wondering how best to make a positive impression and to stand out from the crowd. Also, what should I aim to achieve in each seat?