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

22/05/2018
GDPR: what is it and why should you care?

Sam Henegan - GDPR: what is it and why should you care?

As of 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come in to force. The GDPR is a watershed moment, requiring organisations to take stock and think about how they process personal data at an organisational level.

15/05/2018
The LawCareers.Net Awards – what are they and why do they matter?

Matt Broadbent - The LawCareers.Net Awards – what are they and why do they matter?

This week we are proud to host the 15th annual LCN Training & Recruitment Awards, the purpose of which is to identify and celebrate those organisations that set an example to the legal profession in the way they attract, select and develop their trainees.

02/05/2018
In pursuit of happiness

Matthew Kay - In pursuit of happiness

"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” - probably one of the best-known lines from the United States’ Declaration of Independence. It refers to ‘unalienable’ rights, which all humans are entitled to. In these modern times, it’s this pursuit of happiness that is probably the easiest right to forget – the fast pace and pressures of the day-to-day can mean that people are left feeling stressed and unfulfilled.

01/05/2018
What’s in it for me? Why you should go on secondment

Isla Grant - What’s in it for me? Why you should go on secondment

The idea of going on secondment as a trainee can mean different things to different people - for some, it conjures up images of cultural experiences in exotic locations. For others, it’s about entering the heart of the client, and working out how best to serve their needs from that vantage point.

24/04/2018
Personality: don't fake it, make it!

Samantha Hope - Personality: don't fake it, make it!

How can you get across your personality whilst also highlighting your skills and legal experience on the application form? Here I share my top tips on how you can enhance your employability by developing your personality.

17/04/2018
Five tips to stay organised in your search for a training contract

Bethany Wren - Five tips to stay organised in your search for a training contract

It’s not easy to juggle your career research and applications with university studies, extra-curricular activities and other work/life commitments. While it’s easy to get overwhelmed, there are small things you can do to ensure that you stay up to date and organised in your search for a training contract, and to make things easier for yourself along the way.