Bird & Bird

Meet the Lawyer

Bird & Bird

Commercial associate Nikesh Mistry details his life at City firm Bird & Bird; how he got there, life as a trainee and the fascinating work that continues to keep him interested.

LCN videos

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.


Working as an in-house lawyer

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.

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!

Ask the oracle

Ask the Oracle

Should I do the GDL or wait for SQE?
Dear Oracle ...

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’?