We regularly publish Features designed to increase your knowledge of the recruitment process or of the legal profession as a whole. Some are produced in-house, while others are written by experts from firms, chambers, universities and other organisations within the legal community. Don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLCN.

04/09/2018

Start the 2018-19 academic year with this guide from LCN

A new academic year has begun and the recruitment round is underway. We have lots of tips on how to work your way into a legal career, including info on self-analysis, research, law fairs and where to seek help. Let’s get started!

21/08/2018

Law firm websites: how to read between the lines and work out whether a firm could be right for you

LCN’s Matthew Broadbent offers his salient advice on why it is crucial to do some decent research into the firm, chambers or other organisation where you are considering commencing your legal career.

31/07/2018

How to demonstrate the key skills every recruiter wants to see in training contract applications

There are a handful of core competencies that all solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers want to see in their recruits. We explain how to self-assess your own skillset and improve the areas that need work.

24/07/2018

How is your formal writing style? This is what you need to know about cover letters and applications

The tone you write in is vital and according to recruiters, too many applications are let down by sloppy writing skills.

17/07/2018

Training contract assessment centres: everything you need to know

Many law firms use assessment centres as part of the selection process for vacation scheme and training contract candidates. So how do you prepare for an assessment centre, what can you expect on the day and what are firms looking for? Read on for our expert advice.

10/07/2018

A guide to online application forms

Should I use my Gmail or an academic email address when giving contact details? How strictly are deadlines enforced? Are there any ways of saving myself some time? AllHires' Amy Elderfield has the answers.

03/07/2018

Here is our training contract application master class

Come training contract application season, do you want to be drowning in a sea of ill-judged, clumsily worded applications? Or would you rather be creating and submitting carefully planned and credible training contract applications? Read on for detailed advice on how to approach the process and edge ever closer to success.

26/06/2018

What do AI and disruptive technologies mean for trainee solicitors?

As disruptive technologies change the legal profession, from the way law firms operate to the tasks that trainee solicitors are expected to perform, we look at what it all means for junior lawyers. 

11/06/2018

Your guide to the training contract application process, from preparation to interview

Finding a training contract is a tough process. Read on for application and interview tips.