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Training contracts

After years of study, the final stage of your route to qualifying as a solicitor will involve a compulsory period of work-based learning known as the training contract

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Weightmans brings in psychologist to revamp trainee application process

Weightmans has revamped its trainee application process with the help of an external occupational psychologist.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells matches Slaughters with NQ salary hike to £70,000

Hogan Lovells has increased its newly-qualified (NQ) salary to £70,000, sailing past the current pay packets of magic circle NQs.

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Trainee who faked degree and LPC certificates is barred from profession

A trainee solicitor who was found to have faked his degree and LPC has been barred from the profession by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Trainee recruitment rules to be upheld by recruiters in wake of SRA's withdrawal

The code governing how junior lawyers are recruited will be upheld after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) abruptly withdrew from it earlier this year, it has been revealed. 

trainee

Training contract numbers down by 5 per cent

The Law Society’s Annual Statistical Report has revealed that training contract numbers decreased slightly in 2013-14.

London

Retention at CMS Cameron McKenna slumps to 62%

Just 16 out of 26 will stay on.

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Life in a global law firm video

Many law firms bill themselves as global, but does a firm’s international footprint really make a difference to the lives of its most junior lawyers?

Interview

Training contract application questions: tips from the experts

Some indispensable advice for tackling common questions on training contract application forms.

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Stress in the City

Stress may be an inevitable aspect of every career but City lawyers often experience more than their fair share. So what’s the best way of navigating a pressured environment?

Impression

Vacation schemes: making a good impression

You’ve bought the best suit money can buy and spent hours perfecting your hair. You may now look the part but, as career coach and business skills trainer Husnara Begum explains, actions are just as important when trying to create a good first impression

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Curious beasts: Lawyer 2B looks at the myths and reality of American firms in London

American firms in London: Lawyer 2B examines the truth behind the myths

stand out

How to 'fit the mould' and be memorable at the same time

Anyone can fit the mould. Anyone can be memorable. But can anyone fit the mould and be memorable at the same time?

Making applications

application

Weightmans brings in psychologist to revamp trainee application process

26-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has revamped its trainee application process with the help of an external occupational psychologist.

Employability webcast

Webcast: How to make yourself employable video

Lawyer 2B 23-Apr-2015

Expert advice on making yourself attractive to legal recruiters. 

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Student panic as bar school application website crashes on deadline day

12-Jan-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Bar school applications website Bar Student Application Service (BARSAS) has experienced severe technical difficulties during the final days before deadline day.

London

Reed Smith revamps selection process to focus on strength-based assessment

12-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Reed Smith has overhauled its approach to selecting trainees and vacation scheme students, switching its process to strength-based assessment in a bid to find candidates who display eight key qualities.

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