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The LawCareers.Net Handbook – Essential reading for all those pursuing a legal career.
What is the SOLICITORS QUALIFYING EXAM (SQE)? We run you through everything we know about the SQE.
Find out what commercial awareness is and how to develop it with our new commercial awareness page.
Associate Chris Swallow enjoys the high-value work that comes with being a member of the real estate department at such a big firm, but it’s the integrated, joined-up nature of how K&L Gates operates that makes it stand out from its competitors. Read on to find out more.
There are a handful of core competencies that all solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers want to see in their recruits. In this Feature we explain how to self-assess your own skillset and improve the areas that need work, and how to demonstrate these key skills on application forms.
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Law students are constantly encouraged to network and rightly so. Networking is without a doubt one of the most beneficial skills you can develop as an aspiring solicitor. The obvious benefits include the chance to speak to legal professionals, gain knowledge and advice as well as making valuable connections in the industry from an early age.
As budding lawyers or law students, we tend to focus on how certain laws work or the challenges that they present rather than why they are there to start with. However, understanding why an area of law exists may be useful when trying to determine why it might be important to a client. For example, have you ever stopped to think why IP law exists and why the government doesn’t just allow businesses to use each other’s ideas and branding?
I passed the LPC two years ago and have been working as a paralegal. With no training contract in sight, can I become a chartered legal executive and go on to qualify as a solicitor that way?