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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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trainees

“This will lead to paranoia among firms and automaton junior lawyers”: Profession responds angrily to SRA's plan to scrap trainee code

The legal profession has reacted with anger at the SRA’s plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code.

Nabarro

Nabarro hits 100% retention

Nabarro has kept on all ten of its spring 2015 qualifying trainees.

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Breaking: SRA may scrap trainee rules, allowing recruitment at any age

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is considering withdrawing from the Graduate Recruitment Code, as governed by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

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Legal Education Foundation to fund eight welfare training contracts every year

The Legal Education Foundation will enable eight prospective welfare lawyers to undertake training contracts every year for the foreseeable future through its Justice First Fellowship.

BLP

BLP caught manipulating trainee retention figures

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) falsified its trainee retention figure for this spring, it has emerged.

Unhappy

Generation Y lawyers less proud of their employers but more able to achieve work/life balance

Young lawyers are less satisfied and feel less pride in their jobs than their more senior counterparts, research by the Law Society has revealed.

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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?

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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

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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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Midnight training contract deadline looms as intake numbers shrink

30-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The date for would-be lawyers to submit their training contract applications is imminent, with most applicants facing a deadline of midnight tomorrow.

Sophie Khan

CV-blind policies are just one step in right direction

25-Jul-2014

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

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