This fun weekly feature links five firms through a common theme, designed to spark your interest in firms and practice areas that you may not have yet come across. If you can think up a category, and select five firms that fit within it, by all means send it in to

This week's Take 5

Previous Take 5s

June training contract deadlines

Although most firms give until 31 July to apply, almost 40 have bucked the trend this year and set a deadline of 30 June. Here are five – head to LCN’s deadlines page for the rest:

Football firms

With the World Cup underway, let’s look at five firms involved in the football world, from advising leagues on broadcasting rights to clubs on player transfers.

A few Leeds on IP

Here are five firms either headquartered or with offices in Leeds that do intellectual property:

Recent job vacancies

These five firms have all posted vacancies on the LCN jobs board in recent weeks.

Top trainers

These five firms were all named Best Trainer in their respective size categories at the LCN Awards 2018.

LCN Awards top trainers

These five firms all won the award for best trainer in their respective size categories at last week’s LCN Awards 2018.

Awards nominees

These five firms are all nominees in different categories of the LawCareers.Net Awards 2018 – stay tuned to Twitter on this Thursday, 17 May to find out the winners!

Check out these ABS

These five are all licensed alternative business structures. Easy as A, B, erm…S.