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28/03/2019
The CILEx route to becoming a City lawyer

Gemma Richardson - The CILEx route to becoming a City lawyer

After graduating with a law degree from Lancaster University in 2009, I wasn’t 100% sure which career path to take. My interest in the law was keen and I had considered a career in the police, but it wasn’t meant to be.

22/03/2019
The pressures of being an international student interested in a legal career in the UK

Faustina Edward - The pressures of being an international student interested in a legal career in the UK

When people hear the term ‘international student’, there is a stereotype that English may not be our first language, we’re filthy rich and we’re more interested in the aesthetic of being an international student as opposed to a regular student working to get a degree at the end of three years! The thing with stereotypes is that they are mostly wrong.

07/03/2019
In 2019 we celebrate 100 years of women in the law. What can we learn from their stories?

Dana Denis-Smith - In 2019 we celebrate 100 years of women in the law. What can we learn from their stories?

Back when I was practising as a lawyer, I wasn’t aware that before 1919, women weren’t allowed to practise the law. It wasn’t something we were taught. There was very little exposure to the input women had in the law at all, especially on the commercial side. All of our text books were about men who were the geniuses of contract law and I didn’t really come across female lawyers or judges in my studies.

05/03/2019
Training contracts - so much more than just learning the law

Geri Trifonova - Training contracts - so much more than just learning the law

Accutrainee has given me the opportunity to gain a wide variety of invaluable skills through a bespoke training contract tailored to my interests and needs. Accutrainee’s truly unique approach has allowed me to experience not only different types of law, but also different businesses, personalities and working environments.


Blazing ahead with the ITV Trailblazer Solicitor Apprenticeship

Holly Moore - Blazing ahead with the ITV Trailblazer Solicitor Apprenticeship

As a user of LawCareers.Net, I know how helpful blog posts and articles can be when searching for information about new and innovative routes into a legal career.