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There’s a lot more to law than the City…

The reasons are legion for practising in the regions and this week's Feature explores the benefits of life in a regional or national firm in depth. Elsewhere, the Oracle advises one reader wanting to apply for a vacation scheme while studying abroad, while the LC.N Says lifts the lid on life as a parliamentary agent – a solicitor who is licensed by the Houses of Parliament to draft, promote and oppose specific legislation. There is also an interesting Burning Question examining the employment law imperatives of shared parental leave, and news from the worlds of commerce, the High Court and the legal education providers to take in. Happy reading!

PS Don't forget that our pals at QED Law are running weekend revision seminars at University College London, open to all LLB and GDL students. To find out more and sign up, visit the website.


Meet the Lawyer

Natalie Coverdale - Norton Rose Fulbright

Natalie offers the lowdown on the immensely rewarding work and diverse client base on offer at Norton Rose Fulbright, along with Hawaiian-themed evenings featuring partners in grass skirts.

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Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

Get ready to perform on the big (legal) stage with Shearman & Sterling, one of the world’s leading international firms. Break a leg!

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Burning Question

Shared parental leave

What is shared parental leave and what impact does it have on employers?

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Meet the Recruiter

Beverley Sorsby - Ropes & Gray

Since establishing Ropes & Gray’s formal graduate recruitment process, Beverley Sorsby has seen the firm’s training and development go from strength to strength. Read on and be informed and advised.

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The Oracle

Applying for a vacation scheme while abroad

I am a penultimate-year non-law student on a year abroad and I'm looking to apply for summer vacation placements. 

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Regional law firms v City firms

Many trainee lawyers and solicitors looking to join their first law firm may face the difficult question of whether to start their careers at a regional firm or at one of the more prominent City firms. Sara Duxbury, head of people at Fletchers Solicitors, explains why some regional law firms may actually have more to offer new recruits than the larger firms. 

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LC.N Blogs

Moral and selfish grievances at the legal aid cuts
Jamie England

As a prospective lawyer, I naturally take a keen interest in the present and future health of the legal sector.

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LC.N Says

My view inside the Commons
Clare Shaw

As someone who studied politics at university, used to work in public affairs and is now training to be a solicitor just around the corner from the Houses of Parliament, BBC2’s recently-screened Inside the Commons was always going to be imperative viewing.

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Best in Law

LC.N Awards Winner 2014

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

I accepted the offer of a training contract partly due to the very positive impression I received of the firm at interview.

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Take 5


The names of these five firms evoke the clink of ice in glass and the glug, glug, glug of a well-poured beverage. Enjoy responsibly:

Gordons LLP »
Memery Crystal LLP »
Bhatt Murphy »
Blanchards Bailey LLP »
Stone Rowe Brewer »



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