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.

12/12/2017
The benefits of choosing contract lawyering early on in your career

Mairi Paterson - The benefits of choosing contract lawyering early on in your career

For so many newly qualified lawyers, it can be a real head-scratcher when it comes to deciding what area of law to specialise in after completing a training contract. That’s where I think contract lawyering as an alternative career path has lots to offer.

05/12/2017
With the help of volunteers the Personal Support Unit is helping vulnerable people to access their rights

Alex Heron - With the help of volunteers the Personal Support Unit is helping vulnerable people to access their rights

While PSU volunteers do not give legal advice, they do provide practical and emotional support, something that is invaluable in the technically complex and emotionally fraught environment of the civil and family courts.

28/11/2017
Why profits per equity partner are not a reliable way to compare law firms

Matt Broadbent - Why profits per equity partner are not a reliable way to compare law firms

This time we are going to have a look at the other supposed great barometer of the worth and prospects of a firm, the profits per equity partner or ‘PEP’ as it is generally known in the business.

21/11/2017
Twelve dinners no more: what to expect from your Inn’s qualifying sessions

Isla Grant - Twelve dinners no more: what to expect from your Inn’s qualifying sessions

For BPTC students, there has always been a requirement to complete a number of sessions as part of your membership of an Inn and before you can be called to the Bar. However, whereas they were once known as the “12 dinners”, they are now called “qualifying sessions”.


Get Set for Success and access a world of opportunity

The University of Law - Get Set for Success and access a world of opportunity

The University of Law is delighted to announce the launch of Set for Success and our 2018 Postgraduate Prospectus.