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Have you made provision for revision?

Sometimes an intense burst of revision on a particular subject is just what you need to turn things around and help you to secure winning grades. Our friends at QED Law are running a number of revision seminars in March, April and May at University College London. To find out more and sign up, visit the website. Meanwhile, in the newsletter, check out the Feature for a fascinating insight into what defines ABS and what they might be able to offer junior lawyers that is different from a more traditional set-up. We also have an LC.N Says full of tweet-sized nuggets of advice from recruiters and the Oracle considers the tricky situation of not having the funds to do the GDL despite a training contract offer. There is also much in the way of News to digest. Happy reading!


Meet the Lawyer

Alex Lloyd - Gibson Dunn

Alex Lloyd has never been afraid to go off the beaten track, whether in finding the right job or the perfect (if less famous) Bob Dylan record. Now a corporate solicitor with his own marketing budget, Alex has plenty of sound career advice to share. Read on to find out more about life at entrepreneurial firm Gibson Dunn.

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Brochure focus

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

If you’re looking for a "different kind of international law firm" that values individualism, then Trowers & Hamlins could be for you.

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Burning Question

Google and the right to be forgotten

Why has the Google Spain case drawn so much publicity and what are the long-term legal implications of the decision?

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Meet the Recruiter

Janine Arnold - Slaughter and May

Don’t be fooled by what you might have heard about Slaughter and May – as trainee recruitment manager Janine Arnold attests, it’s an accessible firm with a friendlier culture than its name suggests to augment its elite-level practices. Read on for an insight into the firm and its recruitment process.

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The Oracle

Offered a training contract but can’t fund the GDL

I moved to London from Ireland in 2012 to work as a paralegal and my firm has offered me a training contract. Unfortunately I am not eligible for the GDL loan, having not been in the country long enough. How can I fund my GDL?

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An alternative legal future? ABSolutely!

Never in the history of legal acronyms have three letters caused such a stir. We're talking, of course, about alternative business structures (ABS). And with three years having passed since the first ABS licences were issued, it's time for an update on all things 'Tesco law' and what it now means for aspiring legal professionals.

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LC.N Blogs

Assessment day fear
Kirsty Ruth

I remember February as a relatively pleasant month during the three years of my undergraduate degree – January exams and coursework deadlines had passed and there were at least a few months to go before the next period of exam pressure.

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LC.N Says

Graduate recruiters offer their #toptips for vacation scheme students
Francesca Clixby

Many have spent the last few months squirrelled away, diligently working at vacation scheme application forms; one LC.N blogger even dedicated Christmas Day to his law firm research.

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Best in Law

LC.N Awards Winner 2014

Mills & Reeve LLP

Best vacation scheme I did - four seats over two weeks so great exposure to people and different areas of work. I was immediately made to feel like an important member of the firm.

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Take 5

All at sea

This fishy five are linked by an association with the briny depths, the roaring ocean, the maritime magnificence (etc):

Burges Salmon LLP »
DAC Beachcroft »
Fieldfisher »
Fisher Meredith »
Harris Waters & Co »



Osbornes Solicitors LLP - Paralegal

Osborne Solicitors LLP, based in Camden, London, is recruiting for a paralegal experienced in housing work. Apply by Thursday 12 March.

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If this vacancy no longer appears on LawCareers.Net then it has been filled, but keep checking the Jobs section for all the latest vacancies.


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LC.N Weekly is our free weekly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date with all the issues relating to finding a career in the legal profession. Each week we analyse firms, write features, seek out the most important legal news stories and much, much more - all sent straight to your inbox. Over 50,000 already receive the newsletter; why not join them?

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News: We provide an ongoing news service for you, highlighting key stories from the legal press and elsewhere. The emphasis is, of course, on training and recruitment issues, but we cover all the big law stories too.

Meet the Recruiter: Every fortnight we delve into the mind of a recruiter to find out what they do, what makes them tick and what they are looking for in a candidate. And of course we get them to answer the all-important favourite biscuit question!

Burning Question: All law firms want their lawyers and their trainees to have commercial awareness. This means that you need to know what's going on in the business world. Each week we pose a burning question and ask a real lawyer or trainee to write a short answer.

The Oracle: We often receive requests for help and advice from future trainees and pupils. We've now formalised this process in a 'problem page' format. The Oracle will help you solve all those tricky problems relating to the recruitment process. Letters of particular interest, or letters that serve to illustrate common issues, are published in the newsletters and on the site. Whether published or not, every letter that we receive gets an answer.

Features: Every fortnight we publish a new feature article designed to increase your knowledge of the recruitment process or the legal profession as a whole. Some are produced in-house, others by experts from firms, chambers, universities and bodies within the legal community.

LC.N Diary: Many firms are travelling the country to meet candidates and raise their own profiles. By consulting our diary you'll know what events are happening near you (ie, who will be there, and when and where the events take place).

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