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Solicitors | Barristers | Courses | MyLC.N | Beginner's Guide

We’re all going on a …

For the next few weeks, imagine LC.N Weekly housed in some cattery-style accommodation and the LC.N team propped up at a beachside bar, sipping drinks with tiny umbrellas in them. The newsletter will return in September, but in the meantime, the major training contract deadline is on Friday and there’s also work experience to get stuck into, interviews to attend (hopefully) and law fairs to prepare for (keep an eye on our diary page). If you didn’t land a vacation scheme this time, the Oracle has some thoughts on alternative work experience, while our final Feature has advice on preparing for interviews. Happy reading!

Meet the Lawyer

Lee Donovan - CMS

An exciting secondment to CMS’s Moscow office preceded Lee Donovan’s qualification into the firm’s energy department. Read on for more on this truly international firm and its highly regarded approach to training.
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CMS

Brochure Focus

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

“Expect the exceptional” at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where as a trainee you will be working at the heart of an elite global firm.
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Burning Question

Remote regulations: RPAS, drones and UAV

Is too much red tape preventing the UK drone industry from flying high?

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Remote regulations: RPAS, drones and UAV

Meet the Recruiter

Anup Vithlani - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Some like it hot, and that's certainly how Trowers & Hamlins' graduate recruitment manager likes his Nando's. Find out more about Anup Vithlani and his taste buds of steel, here.
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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Features

Features

Training contract interviews made easy

The good news is you've been invited to a training contract interview. The bad news is that might sound quite daunting! Don't panic. This article explores what you should be doing in preparation and how best to present yourself on the day.
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The Oracle

The Oracle

No vacation scheme: alternative work experience

I applied for places on a few summer vacation schemes, but was unfortunately unsuccessful. What kinds of alternative work experiences can I pursue to boost my CV and future applications?
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LC.N Blogs

Client meetings: be prepared

Client meetings: be prepared

Sarah Louise
Typically, each initial client meeting follows a particular pattern regardless of the legal field to which it relates - after the introductions and polite exchanges covered previously, the meeting will proceed with the client explaining his or her problem.
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LC.N Says

Isla Grant - Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

Summer of law: what you can usefully be doing while on holiday

Isla Grant
For many, the summer holiday period is all about watching loads of sport on the telly, afternoons in the pub and generally having a great time with not a care in the world, right? Wrong!
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Take 5

Summer lovin’

Don't take time out from summer applications for beaches and puppet shows - let these five firms help you imagine them instead!

Payne Hicks Beach

Beecham Peacock

Wills Chandler Beach Ltd

DAC Beachcroft

Punch Robson

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Jobs

Elborne Mitchell LLP - Paralegal/legal secretary

Elborne Mitchell LLP, based in London, is seeking a paralegal/legal secretary. Apply by 7 August.
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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Latest news

MoJ proposes further court fee increases

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Global rep of UK law threatened if qualification standards watered down

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Government's exceptional funding scheme ruled to be breaching human rights by High Court

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Law and business: commercial news round-up 23.07.2015

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Upcoming events

Wednesday 12 August 2015

BPP University Law School pro bono presentation in Manchester

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London / Saturday 15 August 2015

Kaplan Law School open day

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What is LC.N Weekly?

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?

Each week you will receive:

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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