Simply Law Jobs Industry Survey 2017/18

Simply Law Jobs Industry Survey 2017/18

We’re conducting a nation-wide survey to gather valuable insights about working in the legal industry in 2017. Not only do we want to find out how much legal professionals are earning, but also how satisfied they are in their roles and how ambitious they are to...
A complete guide to jobs in the legal industry

A complete guide to jobs in the legal industry

There is a whole range of jobs in the legal industry and not all of them require years of study after school to qualify. Roles such as court ushers and legal secretaries are central to the operation of our legal system and can make highly rewarding careers. We’ve put...
Training contract deadlines

Training contract deadlines

The traditional training contract deadline of 31 July has now been scrapped by some law firms so you should keep an eye on the deadlines set by each firm you want to apply to. We’ve put together the following list of deadlines to help you get your applications...
The Inns of Court

The Inns of Court

What do the Inns of Court do? The four Inns of Court provide support for their members from their time as students at university right through their careers as barristers. It is essential for anyone wishing to join the Bar to become a member of one of the Inns. The...
What is a fee earner?

What is a fee earner?

If you are taking the first steps in your legal career, you may have noticed that many jobs are advertised as ‘fee earner’ roles. So what exactly does this mean? Broadly speaking, the staff in a legal firm can be split into two categories: fee earners and non-fee...
Becoming a lawyer in Scotland

Becoming a lawyer in Scotland

Scotland has its own legal system separate to that of England and Wales, follows its own procedures and uses its own terminology. When England and Scotland were politically unified in 1707 and Great Britain was born, Scotland maintained its own legal system. It...