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 info@lawcareers.net.

Magnificent Merseyside

These five firms all have offices in the great city of Liverpool:

Go with the flow

This submersible quintet of firms is united by their watery names. Dive in for a closer look:

April training contract deadlines

You can apply for a training contract starting in 2020 at these five firms until 30 April:

Springtime

Easter has just hopped by and the names of these five firms seem pretty seasonal:

Recent vacancies

These five firms have all posted vacancies on the LCN jobs board recently:

Legal seagulls

These five firms have all made waves harbouring legal talent in coastal offices:

Branching out

They don't share a family tree, but the roots of these five firms run deep (sent in by a LCN reader):

Law apprenticeships

These five firms all offer legal apprenticeships: