Promoting diversity with Aspiring Solicitors

LCN is pleased to announce that we will be working with Aspiring Solicitors as our official Diversity Partner. We have a number of projects planned together with the aim of providing information, advice, support and opportunities to anyone looking to embark on a legal career. Watch this space for further details.


Meet the Recruiter

Samantha Hope

An enthusiast for skiing and the indie stylings of London Grammar, Samantha Hope is also Shoosmiths’ grad rec guru. Click this way for her application wisdom and for an insight into trainee life at Shoosmiths.

Foot Anstey LLP

Meet the Lawyer

Foot Anstey LLP

High-quality work, a friendly, team-focused environment and a commitment to having a work/life balance were all key attractions that drew Charlotte Brett to Foot Anstey. Read on to learn more about the great commercial practice at this South West firm.

LCN videos

It’s coming up to that time of year where exams are looming. I have picked up some tips along the way which proved to be a massive help to me. In this video, I share these tips in the hope that it helps at least one law student out there!


Insight into: client secondments

Client secondments provide trainees with a valuable opportunity to spend time working closely with a client in its in-house legal team; taking on greater responsibility, developing an understanding of the client’s business and building strong client relationships that will have long-term benefits well after the trainee has qualified.

The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook

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!

What’s in it for me? Why you should go on secondment

LCN Says

What’s in it for me? Why you should go on secondment
Isla Grant

The idea of going on secondment as a trainee can mean different things to different people - for some, it conjures up images of cultural experiences in exotic locations. For others, it’s about entering the heart of the client, and working out how best to serve their needs from that vantage point.

Addleshaw Goddard

Featured Lawyer

Poppy Fildes
Addleshaw Goddard

University of Durham | Trainee solicitor

I've had seats in Corporate and Real Estate. Despite their differences, I've been struck by the common ground they share: friendly, down-to-earth people, who are genuinely willing to help. There's an open-door policy and everyone is keen to participate in making my time in their department as enjoyable as possible.

Ask the oracle

Ask the Oracle

Client secondments for trainee solicitors
Dear Oracle ...

From my research, client secondments seem to be an ever more popular part of training contracts at many commercial firms. What are the benefits of going on a client secondment over staying within the firm for the duration of the training contract?