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

24/10/2017
Why mediation is the way of and for the future

Alice Munnelly - Why mediation is the way of and for the future

For the aspiring lawyer, mediation should not only be viewed as a ‘gold star’ on their training contract/pupillage applications, but also as a fundamental skill.

17/10/2017
CityLawLIVE: what I gained from the experience and how you can benefit too

Flo Williams - CityLawLIVE: what I gained from the experience and how you can benefit too

Immersing myself into the opportunities provided by attending CityLawLIVE benefitted not only my applications, but my confidence and determination for a legal career.

13/10/2017
Life at a law centre and qualifying as a solicitor

Laura Williams - Life at a law centre and qualifying as a solicitor

My experience as a law centre trainee has proved to be a steep learning curve; I was treated as a fee earner from the start of my training contract, which involved me taking responsibility for cases, dealing with my own clients, attending court and constantly learning and developing while under supervision.

10/10/2017
Meet lawyers and recruiters at a law fair near you this autumn

Josh Richman - Meet lawyers and recruiters at a law fair near you this autumn

It's law fair season, which means that throughout October and November solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers, legal executives, law schools, pro bono organisations and legal advice centres are coming to your campus or one near you.

02/10/2017
What I gained from attending NationalLawLIVE

Christopher Neale - What I gained from attending NationalLawLIVE

On Friday 2 December 2016, I attended NationalLawLIVE in Manchester and found it to be an incredible and insightful experience.


Replace rejection with resilience

Neeta Halai - Replace rejection with resilience

How do you deal with rejection? Job application after job application, interview after interview, and no proper feedback or real understanding of why you didn't get the job. I have worked with many people who find themselves in these challenging situations; they don't know what to do or where to look, often feeling disheartened and demoralised.