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Searching for new job opportunities during COVID-19

Searching for new job opportunities during COVID-19

The last couple of months spent in lockdown has affected many lives in the legal industry, with staff now working from home, working reduced hours, or unfortunately, being furloughed. Jobs are more scarce because many employers can't justify bringing on new staff in...

How to cope with stress and anxiety

How to cope with stress and anxiety

It’s natural for anyone to fall victim to stress or anxiety at any point in life, whether you are prone to these conditions or you’re going through a particularly difficult situation, like divorce, bereavement, or even lockdown at the hands of coronavirus.  It’s tough...

How to conduct legal research

How to conduct legal research

Today we’re joined by our partner The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to discuss how you can perform legal research as a secretary, and the approach taken by some lawyers for this common legal task.   Where to research the law If you need to research a...

Why should you undertake paralegal training and how far should you go?

Why should you undertake paralegal training and how far should you go?

We're joined again by Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP). Today, Amanda provides some useful advice on paralegal training and how far you might wish to take it.   It’s true to say that there is no statutory...

CV refresher: why you should upload yours now

CV refresher: why you should upload yours now

Being stuck at home forces you to reflect on the life you currently have and the life you want to have post pandemic. This might include your career in law. While there has been a reduction in job postings due to the current situation, recruiters are still stockpiling...

How lawyers have transitioned to working from home amid coronavirus

How lawyers have transitioned to working from home amid coronavirus

Today we're joined by Andrea and Dhani, who are both Solicitors working at Spencer Shaw Solicitors, to see how they have adjusted to working from home full-time amid the coronavirus outbreak. Dhani Uppal is an Associate Solicitor specialising in Debt and Civil Service...

Who are the key workers in the legal industry?

Who are the key workers in the legal industry?

The government has acknowledged that it is vital to keep the justice system running throughout Covid-19.   Below, we take a look at those who have been labelled key workers, who will be essential to running the justice system, announced by the Law Society.  ...

Working from home with your children

Working from home with your children

Today will be the first day that thousands of children within the UK are stuck at home, while parents may also be working from home. As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, schools have been asked to shut their gates and send children home, provided they are not the...

7 things you can do to forget about coronavirus

7 things you can do to forget about coronavirus

Where’s all the good news gone? Does your news feed have anything other than coronavirus on it? How can we transport our minds away from the pandemic and focus on how to make ourselves smile in the meantime? We’ve come up with a few ways how...   Get used to...

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