This section offers opinion and analysis from members of the LCN team, as well as guest posts from contributors from all walks of law, with topics that range from social networking to how to impress at interview to what retention rates really mean. We welcome comments, so if we've said something interesting or something you disagree with, let us know by logging in to MyLCN and leaving a comment.

Recent posts

16/08/2017
How to use Twitter to further your law career

Bethany Wren - How to use Twitter to further your law career

It’s no secret that everybody and their dog (literally) has a Twitter account to interact with friends and followers, and to post life’s most important updates: from what you’re having for dinner to your latest holiday snaps. But while you’re commenting on the most recent Love Island episode, law firms, barristers’ chambers and recruiters are also on social media, and there’s a chance that they could be seeing everything that you are doing.

10/08/2017
Legal mentoring: an insider’s view

Christianah Babajide - Legal mentoring: an insider’s view

Christianah Babajide, an undergraduate law student studying in London, was one of the 15 Aspiring Solicitors in the United Kingdom to secure a space on the competitive Aspiring Solicitors Mentoring Scheme. As the program comes to an end, she talks about the significance of mentoring and offers an overview of the Aspiring Solicitors Mentoring scheme.

01/08/2017
Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

Isla Grant - Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

For many, the summer holiday period is all about watching loads of sport on the telly, afternoons in the pub and generally having a great time with not a care in the world, right? Wrong!

25/07/2017
Finished the LPC, but no training contract yet?

Josh Richman - Finished the LPC, but no training contract yet?

If you have graduated from the Legal Practice Course and still don’t have a training contract, you're not alone.

18/07/2017
Training contract interviews made easy

Isla Grant - Training contract interviews made easy

You have submitted your training contract applications and you've been invited to an interview. After five minutes of patting yourself on the back, the associated fears start to surface. What if I become a gibbering wreck? What do I wear? What sorts of question are they going to ask? All of sudden you realise you're being asked to prove yourself in person rather than on paper. But we're here to help.

11/07/2017
Locking it down: making online applications easier

Amy Elderfield - Locking it down: making online applications easier

Fed up with filling out GCSE and other equivalent exams results on your training contract and vacation scheme applications? Are you getting repetitive strain injury (no claims, please) typing your undergraduate degree courses? Wish you had more time to focus on the long answer questions?