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How to prepare for interviews

The interview process can be  daunting which is why it’s so important to make the necessary preparations before you take a step into the interview room. As a trainee solicitor you may have chosen a select few law firms you’re keen to become a part of, so here are a few interview techniques to master…

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10 interview questions for solicitors

B2So you’ve done all your training and you’ve just secured an interview with your chosen law firm. It’s safe to say you’re pretty terrified right now, and you’re probably looking for some useful tips to help you ace the interview process and guarantee your position within the firm. It’s always best to be prepared; it…

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Top tips for standing out in the law industry

The law industry is a seriously competitive place, and you are likely now in a position where you’re keen to flaunt your skills to stand out in your field. Once your potential customers begin to recognise you in a very positive light, that’s when the magic starts to happen and you can make a real…

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What’s the point in work experience?

When any law firm asks the big question, “why law”, you need to be able to give them a credible answer. Probably the best way to show you understand what working in this industry is all about is by being able to draw on relevant work experience you have undertaken; not only does it demonstrate…

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The rise of the solicitor advocate

It has been 21 years since solicitors first acquired rights of audience in the higher courts but it has only been in the last decade or so that they began to seriously consider the advantages of keeping advocacy in-house. Many firms have created their own advocacy units consisting of solicitor advocates and barristers, the latter…

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Why our Professional Skills Course is right for you

In order to become a solicitor, there is no escaping the Professional Skills Course. As a mandatory part of the 2 year training contract or period of recognised training, in order to qualify as a solicitor, a number of core modules and 24 hours of electives have to be completed. The core modules are: Client…

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How to be a good presenter

Presentation skills are incredibly important to today’s lawyers; whether meeting one on one with your client or in a boardroom with your peers, there are simple things you can do to ensure you come across as an effective presenter. Structure It sounds simple but often presentations fall down purely because the audience find it hard…

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How to implement effective time management for solicitors

The legal profession is a busy business; you will face demands and challenges in your working life that will require you to manage many different tasks at the same time. That’s why it’s important to follow certain practices to tackle your daily responsibilities and manage your time effectively. Every successful solicitor develops their own techniques…

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Why undertake a Trainee Litigation Programme?

The Trainee Litigation Programme and who it’s for All areas of law fall into one of two camps: contentious or non-contentious. Some sectors will fall into both – for example, conveyancing is a non-contentious area because it’s transactional, but an argument over a property boundary is contentious because there is a dispute. During a training…

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Commercial Awareness – What is it and how to get it?

Commercial awareness is one of the most important factors for you as a trainee solicitor. Law firms are searching for candidates who are commercially aware and can appreciate how this relates specifically to their firm. So it pays to understand and keep up to date with the developments in business and commercial law,.. The bottom…

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