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Hop to it.

The spring bank holidays are almost here and with them a chance for a little rest and a lot of chocolate. They are also an opportunity to take stock with some much-needed exam revision, as well as to further your research into the firms and chambers at which you could be working in the near future. To that end, be sure to read our Feature on the finer points of researching employers, while this week's Burning Question on the business implications of this year's budget is like a hypodermic adrenaline shot, if the adrenaline was replaced with that sweet career nectar, commercial awareness. Elsewhere, the Oracle addresses the thorny issue of asking for application feedback, while we also bring News on the Bar's pupil trends, CV-blind recruitment and more. Happy reading!

PS if you're a budding writer interested in sharing your legal views and analyses, and earning some cash while you're at it, click this way to apply for a still-open blogger gig at LC.N.


Meet the Lawyer

Tom Ohta - Bristows LLP

If intellectual property is your bag, then Bristows could be your perfect home. Tom Ohta has certainly found it to be so, as he describes his path from eager trainee to fully qualified lawyer.

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Brochure focus

Sidley Austin LLP

Read on to find out if being part of Sidley Austin’s small but outstanding trainee intake could be right for you.

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Burning Question

The budget for business

What does the 2014 Budget Report mean for businesses?

Read answer »

Sponsored by Shoosmiths


Meet the Recruiter

Emma McAvinchey and Jen Hulse - Hill Dickinson LLP

Fans of Pulp and Fleetwood Mac, respectively, there's no albatross round the necks of grad rec gurus Emma McAvinchey and Jen Hulse. This way for application advice of a Different Class.

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The Oracle

Positive feedback

What's the protocol if I want to ask for feedback after applications or interviews?

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A how-to guide to researching firms

Law firm research may not be the most thrilling of topics (or activities), but it's impossible to net a training contract without it. Here we give you a handy guide to that much talked about but rarely explained concept and reveal just why it's so important.

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LC.N Blogs

Revision *yawn*
Sean G

With exams a mere two weeks away, panic is setting in as I desperately try to strike the right balance between cramming all the material into my head and avoiding burning out.

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LC.N Says

Routes to other careers – why I’m still happy I studied law
Anastasia Evans

It was at an open day at a big City firm during the first year of my law degree, that I first thought a career in law wasn’t for me.

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Award Winner Profile

LC.N Awards Winner 2013

Farrer & Co LLP

The training in each seat has been immaculate. I have felt like every supervisor has had a real desire for me to learn and grow in confidence.

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Take 5

Egg-cellent firms

Easter is hopping closer, and these five firms have a chocolatey, hot-cross-bunny feel to them:

Thomas Eggar »
Bakewells »
Bonnett Son & Turner LLP »
Crosse & Crosse »
Tinklin Springall »



Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - Commercial and contracts officers

The Science & Technology Facilities Council has two vacancies for new commercial contracts officers; one in its legal department and one in its commercial department. Apply by Friday 9 May.

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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).