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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Hong Kong

RPC launches first overseas trainee seat in Hong Kong

RPC has established its first international trainee secondment in its Hong Kong office.


PlusNet recruits from call centres to launch legal apprenticeships, mulls training contract launch

Two of the company’s former call centre workers have been recruited as apprentices, one of whom has now transferred to begin a training contract.

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Gide trims trainee intake as it sends them around international network

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s London office will trim its trainee intake from September 2016, citing natural business need as the rationale behind its decision.


Allen & Overy launches Middle East training contracts

Allen & Overy (A&O) will take trainees in its Middle Eastern offices from 2016 onwards.


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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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?

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Training contract application questions: tips from the experts

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


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?


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

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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?

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Making applications

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Training contract application forms: what not to write

22-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cliches to avoid and common mistakes: what are graduate recruiters’ most regular complaints about training contract applications?

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Should students invest in business cards?


Some students do splash out on business cards - but is it worth it?

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Webcast: How to make yourself employable video

Lawyer 2B 23-Apr-2015

Expert advice on making yourself attractive to legal recruiters. 

Sophie Khan

CV-blind policies are just one step in right direction


Lawyers from diverse backgrounds are an untapped resource but more needs to be done to achieve equal footing.

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A trainee's guide to the training contract

What are training contracts like? Meet some trainees!