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Salary Statistics: What’s the average salary for a career in Law?

The Office of National Statistics has released figures showing that those pursuing a career in law earn £15k over the national average.   For those in law the average salary is £50,078 per year, whereas the UK national average salary for full-time work...

The 2019 Chambers Most List goes live

The Legal Cheek has released its 2019 version of The Chambers Most List.   The definitive student guide includes everything you need to know about the leading chambers operating in the UK, including pupillage numbers, money, junior and QC stats, gender...

ILSPA: The do’s and don’ts for covering letters

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs (ILSPA) have kindly provided us with more advice on the key points for your covering letter. Read more below:   During your jobhunt, it is crucial that you understand the importance of taking advantage of every...

My legal career: Expert advice from an experienced tax barrister

Introducing Patrick... My name is Patrick Cannon. I qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and was called to the Bar in 2003. I originally graduated in law from the LSE, then went to Oxford to do a further law degree. I then spent a year at what was then called...

How to write a CV template for a Solicitor

Writing a CV can be one of the most challenging parts of a jobhunt. Many of us are perfectly capable of selling ourselves in person, but when it comes to putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), many of us struggle to create a clear and concise CV. A...

Get the LinkedIn guide for Lawyers

If there’s one thing you can do to enhance your employability, it's getting up to speed on LinkedIn.   Just starting out in your career? Perhaps you’ve got years of experience? Either way, it’s never too late to push your personal brand.   Why LinkedIn?...

CV mistakes you could be making

If you've been working for a number of years, you're probably used to hearing advice about what you should be putting on your CV. But has anyone ever mentioned what you shouldn't be doing? Below, we've highlighted some of the biggest reasons why a...

A day in the life of a lawyer

Lawyers are some of the most hardworking people out there. They put in many more hours of work compared to those in other professions. In fact, what you might see on TV, like lawyers relaxing, chatting and enjoying lunch with clients, is not realistic. The...

ILSPA: The key steps in securing a legal secretary role

We’ve collaborated with the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PA’s to bring you a special blog today. ILSPA has kindly provided us with an outline of the key steps to securing a role as a legal secretary. Legal secretaries, that is, quality legal...

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