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!
As most aspiring solicitors will know, one of the most useful ways to get an insight into the profession that they hope to pursue is to talk to current trainees and solicitors. However, the experiences of people currently in these positions could end up being quite different from those who haven’t yet entered the profession. New developments and advancements globally will have a major influence on several different aspects of the profession. How solicitors qualify, what they do as trainees or who their clients might be could all be aspects of the job that undergo major changes over the next few years.
In a long-awaited move towards battling plastic pollution, the European Parliament recently voted in favour of laws that will see single-use plastics banned across all EU countries from 2021.
The European Parliament recently made some important decisions concerning copyright law which will have major implications for companies at the forefront of the tech industry. This blog post discusses the recently approved EU Copyright Directive, which was passed by representatives of the European parliament this week by 348 votes to 274.
Being a campus ambassador is an exciting position of responsibility and helps students to gain certain valuable skills along the way. The role offers insight into a firm’s culture and marketing techniques, helps to develop time management, project management and communication skills, and provides key networking opportunities.
Increasing competition from non-traditional legal service providers is one of the biggest challenges facing law firms today.