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Today I talk to you about the BPTC (the Bar Professional Training Course) - what it is, what factors you should consider before applying and how to fund it.
Does the idea of interesting and varied work, an excellent salary and a pleasing work/life balance appeal? Becoming an in-house lawyer could be your perfect vocation. We spoke to those in the know, including a trainee, several qualified lawyers and the head of an in-house legal department about what it means to work at the very heart of your client.
A qualified solicitor herself, Emma Ridley’s careers advice and application tips stem from first-hand experience of both sides of the process. Read on for her salient advice and to learn more about top US-headquartered firm, Kirkland & Ellis.
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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!
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I’m in the final year of my non-law degree and have decided to pursue becoming a solicitor at a City firm, but I’m concerned about how upcoming changes to the system will affect me. Is there any point in doing the GDL before it is replaced by the new ‘super exam’?