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LCN Blogs

We've got an expert team of bloggers reporting from the front line of legal study and work. You'll hear straight from the horses' mouths about how they juggle their studies, job applications, work and social life. You can save blogs to your MyLCN account by clicking the 'Bookmark' button on a specific blog's page.

Phil Steventon

Hi I'm Phil, otherwise known as The Neurodivergent Lawyer. I am an aspiring lawyer qualifying via CILEX, and an autism and neurodiversity advocate. I'll be sharing my experiences of life as a paralegal and qualifying via an alternative route to the training contract, things that I think are worth knowing at the junior stage, as well as promoting greater acceptance, understanding, empowerment and inclusion of autistic and neurodivergent lawyers at all career stages. I hope that whoever you are you can take something away from my blogs here! 

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Savannah Taylor

Hi everyone! My name is Savannah and I’m an aspiring solicitor. I’m currently a second-year university student at the University of Manchester. I’ve become a LCN blogger to share my legal journey and experiences so far, in hopes to be able to help those going down a similar career path. I hope you find my blogs of use, and if you do, please do check out my legal instagram too: (@themanchesterlawstudent).

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Marie Ade

My name is Marie, I am an international student in the second year of my law degree at UCL, and I hope to become a solicitor! In my blog, I will be giving you breakdowns of general commercial law concepts, advice, and as someone who enjoys literature, I will discuss law-related novels! 

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The Abled Lawyer

Hello, I’m Demi, or alternatively known as 'The Abled Lawyer' on Instagram. I am currently studying the LPC/LLM part-time at BPP University, Birmingham. I work as a diversity assistant at Freeths LLP. I am also a committee member of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division of The Law Society of England and Wales in my spare time. By documenting my journey as a disabled student, this blog aims to raise awareness of disabilities in the legal profession and give practical advice to disabled aspiring solicitors, which I wish I had received at the beginning of my career. Finally, I have interests in employment law and technology law, so my blogs may also touch upon these subjects too. Enjoy!

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Neide Lemos

Hello, I’m Neide, an aspiring solicitor. I am currently in my first year studying the LPC part time at BPP University, Bristol, while working as a paralegal at an international law firm in Bristol. Follow this blog, as I share my tips and document my journey into the legal world!
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Syndy Liew

Hi! I’m Syndy, an international first-year law student studying at the University of Bristol. I joined LCN as a blogger to share my experiences as I try to make the most out of my law degree while studying abroad in the UK. I find the commercial world intriguing so my blogs may include a compilation of me navigating current affairs. Beyond this, I hope to share my interest in environmental sustainability. Looking forward to receiving your opinions on my blogs!

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Bethany Barrett

Hi! I'm Bethany, a current LPC student and future trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard. Through this blog, I hope to share my experiences and give a voice to those students wanting to work outside of London (it isn't always for everyone, you know!). You can find out more about me, my writing and my legal journey through Instagram or Twitter (@bethanyblaw).

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Charlotte Lear

Hi everyone! My name is Charlotte (she/her) and I am an aspiring commercial solicitor, currently studying online for my MA Law with the University of Law. I have also recently graduated with an English Literature degree from the University of York. Follow my blog to gain further insight into a non-law student’s pathway into law and how I navigate the SQE!

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Cassandra Zhou

Hello, my name is Cassandra, and I am studying the GDL alongside an MSc artificial intelligence degree. My previous degree was in Chemistry. I am a commercially-minded individual who aims to enhance the representation of STEM students in the legal sector, offer our unique viewpoints, and deliver my understanding of how we can apply technology to law.

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Kate Stent

Hi I'm Kate, a first-year law with psychology student at the University of Essex. I am studying part time while working as a civil servant at HMCTS. I hope to share my experiences navigating the legal profession while obtaining a law degree. I also document my journey on Instagram as @kateslawlife.

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Max Alexander-Jones

Hello, I'm Max and I am currently a second-year law student at the University of Warwick. I joined LawCareers.Net as a blogger to help share my experiences with other aspiring solicitors so that you can learn from my mistakes (and hopefully successes!). Hopefully, whatever stage you are at, you can find a benefit through reading my blog and I look forward to receiving your opinion on my articles.
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Indiya Kainth

I am an aspiring solicitor, currently working as a paralegal at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham and the Legal Practice Course at The University of Law. Within this blog, I share my experience around conquering poor health, interviews and advice on alternative routes into the profession.
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Harriet Iles

Hi! I’m Harriet, an international relations graduate from the University of Birmingham and a part-time PGDL student at BPP Bristol. By documenting my journey as an LGBT aspiring solicitor, this blog aims to empower readers to stay true to their authentic selves and harness their USPs in pursuit of their professional goals. Beyond all things legal, I hope to share my interests in the energy sector, emerging technology and volunteering.

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Riki Story

I’m Riki, an international law student at the University of Bristol. As a first year, I will be sharing my unique and unvarnished experiences, serving as an ancilla for incoming students. My interest in commercial law will also direct my writing as I discuss news and current debates.
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Olivia Atkinson

Hi I'm Olivia and I'm a future trainee solicitor at Boyes Turner. I am an English and GDL graduate, and am currently studying the LPC LLM with the University of Law in Reading. This summer, I joined the JLD BB&O Committee as regional representative for Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, and, in my spare time, I co-host a podcast for almost-lawyers! Through this blog I hope to provide a supportive and understanding voice to encourage and guide my potential future colleagues through this competitive field.
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Juliet

Hi! I’m Juliet, and I will be entering my second year studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford in October 2019. I’ll be blogging about my experiences finding out about the legal profession, and also about how politics, economics and current events relate to the law.
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Harry Clark

I'm Harry a future trainee solicitor at Baker McKenzie, content writer and producer of resources for aspiring lawyers. I host the podcast ‘More From Law’ on Spotify and iTunes and author resources for aspiring lawyers on Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (@harryclarklaw). In this blog, gain an insight into everything commercial awareness and how to be an exceptional candidate!
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Christianah B

Hello! I’m Chrissy. I am an undergraduate student studying my LLB at a London university. I will be publishing blogs and vlogs with a personal and academic account of what it means to study law, while sharing tips on how to make the most of your experience at university.
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Irina M

After two years of studying law at university, while gaining legal work experience in London, working in legal tech and volunteering, I am ready to embark on my final year and capture the ups and downs here on my blog!
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Chantal Elian

I’m Chantal and I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Leicester studying English and History, entering the final year of my degree! I am beginning my applications to undertake the GDL after graduating and working towards gaining a training contract in the near future. I am keen to help other non-law students and hope that I can achieve this by sharing my experience whilst navigating the legal world without a law degree!

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Joe Defries

I’m a first-year LLB student at the University of Bristol interested in commercial law and how technology is disrupting the legal profession. I maintain commercial awareness through reading the FT, listening to podcasts and running my own small business. In this blog, I’ll be discussing all aspects of my degree from the very start, with the occasional post relating to a current debate.
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Blessing Mukosha Park

Blessing is a BPTC graduate from The City Law School and former Director of the School Exclusion Project. She is author of BLESSING AT THE BAR, the blog for aspiring barristers, and is also a vlogger for LCN. She has published work on youth violence, County Lines and racial discrimination in policing and the criminal justice system and plans to practice public and property law at the Bar.
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Matthew Dow

Hello! I am Matt, I completed my undergraduate in History and Politics at Oxford in 2014. I have pivoted to law after spending the last few years working in mobile marketing for King, the makers of Candy Crush. I have just finished the GDL and LLB extension at the University of Law, Bloomsbury. Finding a legal role is a meandering experience. I am keen to pass on any lessons learned.
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Kat C-W

Hello! I’m currently studying at University of Sheffield, although I have also studied law with the Open University so I will be imparting some distance learning insight too. I’m figuring out university as a mature student and will be sharing some of my experiences juggling life, work and education.
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Violet

Hi I’m Violet, and I will be a final-year English & French student from September. Although I’m a non-law student, I am looking to pursue a career in law after graduating. I love writing – so blogging is the ideal way for me to get across my experience of the legal world from a non-law perspective, as well as other general musings that I have about the law!
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Sian

Hi, I’m Sian; a second year Law student at UCL. With one year of my degree completed I am finally starting to find my feet within the field of Law and I’m excited to use this blog to share my highs, lows and everything in between as I continue my degree and get to grips with the hectic legal world.
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Ibrahim Ilyas

Hello! I'm Ibrahim, aspiring barrister and I've just completed the LLB at Birmingham City University. I'll be studying the Bar Professional Training Course LLM at the University of Law (Birmingham) in September 2019. After undertaking a range of both legal and non-legal experiences, I am keen to share with you my journey to a career at the Bar and all that it entails. I invite you to join me as we navigate through all the conundrums that is part of pursuing a career as a barrister, and more. Watch this space!
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Charlotte Hughes

I graduated from the University of Reading in 2015 and studied the BPTC at the University of Law graduating in 2017 with a Very Competent. I am currently undertaking my pupillage at East Anglian Chambers primarily in criminal law.
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Solinda Tracy

Hi, my name is Solinda. I graduated from the University West of England in 2017 and I am currently studying the LPC part-time at the University of Law. I am also full time Private Client Paralegal at an award-Winning national consumer law firm.
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