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The Easter holiday is a busy one in the legal recruitment calendar, with many firms’ vacation schemes in full swing. For others the holiday is a chance to take a break from lectures and use the spare time for catching up on work, researching employers, preparing applications – and a bit of relaxing, of course. This week’s newsletter brings plenty of material to augment the legal side of your break; aspiring barristers should head straight to our Feature on the art of mooting, while the Oracle has some good advice on asking for application feedback for the solicitor-inclined. Elsewhere, the Burning Question considers the commercial practice of servitization and there is News aplenty from the worlds of business, apprenticeships and legal study to take in. Happy reading!

PS The Pupillage Gateway opens tomorrow for applications - read our Feature for advice on how to shine.


Meet the Lawyer

Rachael Dixon - Dentons

Corporate solicitor Rachael Dixon has a lot of hard-earned knowledge to share – from providing you with detailed insight into what practising commercial law at Dentons is really like, to the best ways of securing work experience. Step this way for her invaluable advice.

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Brochure focus

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

In their own words: lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis share why they think the firm is a great place to work - "quality", “major deals” and "high-quality work", to name but a few.

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Burning Question

Servitization: the legal challenges

What is servitization and what are the legal challenges associated with it?

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Meet the Recruiter

Sarah Warnes - Cooley (UK) LLP

By no means a fully paid-up member of the comfy slipper brigade, Sarah Warnes is Cooley (UK) LLP’s knowledgeable trainee recruitment and legal talent manager, with valuable advice aplenty.

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The Oracle

Asking for application feedback

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

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The point of moots: helping you on your way to a successful legal career

For many, mooting can be a bit like going to the dentist - you know it's good for you, but the idea of it is a bit scary and easily avoided. However, it really is one of the best things you can do to get a sense of what it's like to be a legal advocate, giving you the opportunity to get up on your feet and argue your case.

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LC.N Blogs

Interviews over the phone
Jamie England

Telephone interviews have popped up as part of the process of desperately trying to secure a vac scheme.

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LC.N Says

Welcome to the Link App: saving lawyers and clients time and money
Lauren Riley

I am perhaps best known in my professional capacity as a lawyer and I am very proud to have become something of a media representative for my profession.

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Best in Law

LC.N Awards Winner 2014

Farrer & Co LLP

The client contact could not be better. From word go, as trainees, we were put in front of clients, both in and out of the workplace.

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Take 5

Egg-cellent firms

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

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Baker & McKenzie »
Bonnett Son & Turner LLP »
Crosse & Crosse »
Tinklin Springall »



Greenswitch Solutions - Paralegals and legal executives (commercial property)

Greenswitch Solutions, a renewable energy developer based in Lancashire, is seeking to recruit a paralegal, legal executive and/or a newly-qualified solicitor.

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