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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

After an exciting training contract which involved a secondment to Hong Kong, Jack Randles qualified into DLA Piper's IP department. Read on for more about trademarks, copyright, patents and everything else that a career in IP entails.

LC.N videos

In this video I talk about the importance of getting experience of extracurricular activities and provide two examples of law and non-law related activities from my own experience.


Where law and business collide

Commercial awareness is important, but it can be hard to know where to start. To help, we identify some of the most interesting business news stories in the mainstream press, tweet them from @CityLawLIVE and @NationalLawLIVE every day and collate them in a weekly news round-up every Thursday. What better way to start to get to grips with the hot business/commercial topics of the day? 


The Legal Llama
Work, working and networking
The Legal Llama
The work you undertake as a trainee solicitor is not just limited to the work you do in the office for clients; many of you will be involved in attending or assisting with business development and networking events on behalf of your firm.

Featured Lawyer

Aaron Fairhirst

University of Manchester

Never underestimate how important it is to find a firm that employs people that you are going to get on with on a personal level. This worked for me and is why I have been here for over 10 years.

Ask the Oracle

Ask the oracle
Legal work opportunities for postgrad students
Dear Oracle ...

I have recently graduated with a 2.1 in my philosophy degree and plan to take a year out to earn some money before enrolling on the Graduate Diploma in Law. What kind of paid work could I do which (i) looks impressive to employers, and (ii) would be flexible enough to allow me to keep putting my legal career first?

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