The Legal Learner

The Legal Learner

What’s it like starting again when being an undergraduate feels like a distant memory? I’m a part-time LPC student, part-time worker and full-time wannabe solicitor. Follow me and learn from my mistakes as I tackle exams, wrestle with coursework and prepare for a training contract. Wish me luck…



Six tips for effective networking

Networking is an essential part of a career in law - both for qualified solicitors interacting with potential clients, barristers and practice area experts; and for students seeking their first foothold in the profession.


Discrimination - what qualifies as a philosophical belief?

Later this month a case is due to be heard by an employment tribunal that will consider the definition of a 'philosophical belief'.


All about clinical negligence

Having studied clinical negligence law on the Legal Practice Course, and then undertaken the first seat of my training contract in this area, I have developed an interest in this type of law.


New year's resolutions for aspiring lawyers

The new year is a perfect time for making a fresh start and improving on the previous 12 months.