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TC, please - you’re the bee’s knees, but so am I.

It’s inevitable that in applying for a training contract or pupillage, you will be competing with a sobering number of excellent candidates, which makes it all the more crucial to make the most of all the help that you can get. This week’s Feature contains useful research tips and criteria to bear in mind when searching for a training contract. Meanwhile, aspiring barristers should be mindful that the Pupillage Gateway closes on 30 April – the LC.N Says has a few useful pointers to help you into the final application furlong. Elsewhere, the Oracle advises someone who will be on holiday during the period in which they have been offered an interview, while we also have News on the JLD’s essay competition and much more. Happy reading!


Meet the Lawyer

Aster Crawshaw - Addleshaw Goddard

History graduate Aster Crashaw has long since learned that the outcome for the client is always more important than pride or precedent. Read on for his lawyerly wisdom.

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Brochure focus

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

This trainee-driven brochure from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin is packed with insight and excellent tips on how to land a plum job.

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Burning Question

Reversing the trend of offshoring UK businesses

Has the tide begun to turn on offshoring?

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Sponsored by Shoosmiths


Meet the Recruiter

Catherine Griffiths - Hogan Lovells

Grad rec guru Catherine Griffiths has extensive recruitment experience in the business world, both in law and banking. Read on for her application advice.

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The Oracle

Interview from abroad?

I'm currently spending time abroad and have been unable to attend any vac scheme assessment days. Would firms allow me to do a telephone interview instead?

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Finding a training contract

Finding a training contract can be a frustrating process. Read on for some top application and interview tips.

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LC.N Blogs

The bank robbery: breaking down legal jargon
Rumpole Jnr

As a criminal defence solicitor, the majority of my clients, if not all of them, are people who left school without any qualifications or who didn’t even go to school in the first place.

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LC.N Says

Pupillage applications: one week to go
Josh Richman

With the Pupillage Gateway closing on Wednesday 30 April, this is the last week that you will be able to submit and amend your pupillage applications to most chambers for another year.

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Award Winner Profile

LC.N Awards Winner 2013

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

The time given to you as a trainee and as an NQ from senior associates and partners is quite amazing.

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Take 5

Yippee for IP!

Here are five great firms working on IP matters in Cambridge's Silicon Fen:

Eversheds LLP »
Taylor Wessing »
Taylor Vinters »
Mills & Reeve LLP »
Hewitsons LLP »



Solace Women's Aid - Paralegal

Solace Women's Aid, the London-based charity, is recruiting for a paralegal to join its family legal team on a full-time basis. Apply by Monday 28 April.

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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?

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).