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TC does it.

This week’s Feature is all about the process of finding and securing a TC – and we don’t mean everyone’s favourite waistcoat-wearing alley cat. If you haven’t prepared any applications yet, jump-start the process with our guide through the first research-heavy steps all the way to acing your interviews. Elsewhere, the LC.N Says is on the tricky issue of disclosing extenuating circumstances to employers, the Burning Question looks at the cartoonish corruption at FIFA and this week’s Oracle answers one reader’s query on A-level choices. Happy reading!


Meet the Lawyer

Alex Thornton - Stephenson Harwood LLP

SH associate Alex Thornton describes what he enjoys about life at a firm that offers great quality of work, the chance to interact with interesting people and an appreciation of individuality.

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Brochure focus

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

International firm Watson Farley & Williams is well known for its multi-jurisidictional expertise in energy, maritime, natural resources, real estate and transport. Read on to find out more about the firm and its application process.

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Burning Question

The FIFA corruption charges and their implications for sponsors

Can FIFA survive without a major overhaul?

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Meet the Recruiter

Samantha Hope - Shoosmiths

An enthusiast for skiing and the indie stylings of London Grammar, Samantha Hope is also Shoosmiths’ grad rec guru. Click this way for her application wisdom and for an insight into trainee life at Shoosmiths.

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The Oracle

Choosing A-level subjects: what do universities want?

I'm currently at high school deciding which subjects to take for my A levels. I'm hoping to join the legal profession in the future, so I want to choose subjects that will impress recruiters. What should I pick to give me the edge?

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Finding a training contract: research, application and interview

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

Perils of apparel
Sarah Louise

A major part of entering the world of professional practice is knowing how to dress appropriately.

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LC.N Says

Extenuating circumstances and including them in applications
Josh Richman

All kinds of unfortunate things beyond our control can happen to put normal life on hold. Illness, bereavement, family problems - all are likely to affect every one of us at some point.

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Take 5

Grand slammers

These five firms share names with tennis stars past and present – that’s no backhanded compliment!:

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James Murray Solicitors »
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Eastwoods Solicitors - Paralegal

Eastwoods Solicitors, a niche London healthcare defence firm, is recruiting for a paralegal. Apply by 9 July.

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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.

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