Electives

How to Get Noticed: Top 5 Desired Skills and Attributes

Desired skills and attributes of junior lawyers vary from firm to firm, but there are a large handful of common themes. We’ve listed our top five here. (We’ve not included intellectual ability in the list – that’s a given!) 1. Relentless enthusiasm and resilience The life of a lawyer will throw up a variety of challenges, including long …

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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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Deal or No Deal?

Great negotiators have a broad range of negotiation skills.  What’s more, they realise that these skills aren’t confined to the negotiation itself, and that a successful outcome depends on getting a clear understanding of the client’s objectives at the outset. Whilst perhaps an obvious point, there are a host of factors to be considered.  For example, the …

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Why being a good lawyer means being a good business person

With qualification comes responsibility. Good lawyers need technical skills but they also a variety of business skills that will evolve with your career. We’ve listed a few of the most important ones here. Business development and networking Although firms don’t expect their trainees and junior lawyers to engage in a large amount of business development …

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