The world of law is expansive. From criminal to corporate, areas of practice heavily influence and differentiate the types of work that lawyers do and as such the skillsets they need to succeed.
As a result, graduate recruitment processes for
Legal technology is changing the way that lawyers and their clients do business. Contracts are increasingly becoming automated from the initial drafting stage right through to the final end product review.
Samuel Smolkin is the founder and CEO
Whether you're a recent NQ, fresh-faced trainee or aspiring lawyer-to-be, its important to be aware of how your own contributions fit in to the broader enterprise of how firms function as businesses.
Michael Schauer surveyed firms across the s
Training Contracts and practicing law differs greatly from its academic study. Starting out as a Trainee presents new ways to personally develop and new challenges to learn from. In this episode, Baker McKenzie Trainee Solicitor Arjun Patel sha
Few words can cause as much stress, confusion anxiety in the application process as the 'Watson-Glaser test'. This aptitude test - and others like it - are quite unique from other common forms of recruitment such as interviews and cover letters
In this installment of the F-LEX mini-series on legal practice areas, I'm joined by Leo Hutchings to discuss the ins and outs of Banking, Finance and Derivatives law. Listen in to learn more about what it involves, common trainee/paralegal task
In this installment of the F-LEX mini-series on legal practice areas, I'm joined by Ben Alexander to discuss the ins and outs of Private Equity law. Listen in to learn more about what it involves, common trainee/paralegal tasks, as well as whic
In this installment of the F-LEX mini-series on legal practice areas, I'm joined by Tringa Kunoviku to discuss the ins and outs of Litigation and Disputes law. Listen in to learn more about what it involves, common trainee/paralegal tasks, as w
In this installment of the F-LEX mini-series on legal practice areas, I'm joined by Josephine Carver to discuss the ins and outs of Corporate law. Listen in to learn more about what it involves, common trainee/paralegal tasks, as well as which
In this installment of the F-LEX mini-series on legal practice areas, I'm joined by Chris Coplestone to discuss the ins and outs of IP law. Listen in to learn more about what it involves, common trainee/paralegal tasks, as well as which persona
In this installment of the F-LEX mini-series on legal practice areas, I'm joined by Karanvir Sagoo to discuss the ins and outs of Real Estate law. Listen in to learn more about what it involves, common trainee/paralegal tasks, as well as which
Beginning a Training Contract marks the commencement of (usually) two years of learning, legal practice and development as a Trainee Solicitor. You'll be expected to rotate between different departments, interact with clients/your colleagues a
Like any other business, law firms aim to generate profit, build their customer base and remain competitive. After practicing within the world of law, Jodie Hill decided to found her own law firm, Thrive Law. In this episode, I ask Jodie about
The intersection of law and technology has always been a curious topic of conversation within the world of law. Bold, attention-seeking headlines have historically claimed AI is coming to replace us all - but is this true for lawyers? What will
Lawyers will talk to a variety of people and parties throughout their working day - sometimes collaboratively and sometimes during disputes. Brenden Kumarasamy founded MasterTalk to help people learn more about effective communication and publi
'Almost everything we do and think about crime and punishment is wrong.' Chris Daw QC has spent more than 25 years as a criminal defence lawyer, acting for some of the UK's most notorious criminals of both white and blue-collar crime. In this e
In a first for the podcast, this cross-over episode features both myself and Claire Rason, host of the Lawyer's Coach podcast. In this episode, Claire and I explore the concept of success, personal branding and how firms should be embracing soc
What comes to mind when you picture an 'effective' leader? Someone who can raise morale? Draw in business? Make tough decisions? Or something else?
In this episode, I speak to leadership coach David McQueen, Co Founder at Q Squared Ltd. David a
Lawyers have to juggle a lot of responsibilities in their professional lives and often even more outside of it in their personal ones too. In this episode, I speak to Hannah Beko, property lawyer as well as wellness coach at Authentically Speak
Getting advice directly from recruiters can be incredibly hard to obtain but nevertheless extremely valuable to hear. This isn't helped by the fact that Training Contract applications can often be complex and involve many different stages. Luck
Two of the more common stages aspiring lawyers will undertake in their journey into the profession are their Bachelor of Laws undergraduate degree (the LLB) and the Legal Practice Course (the LPC). But what are they, are they comparable and wh
Vacation schemes are a great opportunity develop your experience, learn about a firm and hopefully convert it to a fully-fledged Training Contract offer. But what are they and what are the best ways to stand out from other candidates?
In this e
Whether you're looking to enter the profession, or have several years of experience practicing within it, it's helpful to look to the future in order to consider how you'd like your career to progress.
In this episode, I speak to Monika Shearez
'Money makes the world go round’ - and lawyers are a big part of helping banks and other financial institutions with that whole process! If you're interested in the world of commercial practice, it's highly likely you'll be working with or agai
Lawyers and non-lawyers alike know from experience that contracts and other legal documents are particularly 'fun' to look at. They're often extremely word-dense, long and nearly all clauses or statements look the same. Legal design aims to cha
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