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How to create a legal cover letter

In order to stand out from the crowd an impressive and interesting cover letter is essential.The legal sector is highly competitive so securing an interview requires a strong CV and a cover letter that grabs the employer’s attention. What should a cover...

ILSPA announces next legal secretaries diploma evening class

Our partners, The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs have launched their next legal secretaries diploma evening class, which you can join now! See more details below: ILSPA has been working with aspiring Legal Secretaries since 1990 and one of their...

What questions should you expect in your paralegal job interview?

Interviewing is always difficult, regardless of the role, but for a paralegal job, things can be complex and confusing. This week Simply Law Jobs, alongside its partner Lawyer Monthly, hears from Rhiannon Cambrook-Woods, the Founder of Zest Recruitment,...

Addressing the myths about Paralegals

In the late 1980s the term ‘Paralegal’ had only been referred to in the context of U.S television shows about Courts and Attorneys. It had never been a term that we used in the UK.Arguably, The Paralegal Association (now referred to as the National...

5 jobs you didn’t know you could get as a legal professional

Professionals in the legal industry today have more career options open to them than ever before. The legal market has modernised and broadened, offering lawyers a variety of options beyond private practice.Alongside its partner Lawyer Monthly, Simply Law...

3 tips for a winning law graduate cover letter

People often underestimate the importance of a good cover letter. They’ll happily spend hours crafting their CV to perfection but don’t show the same level of dedication to writing a high-quality cover letter. But this can seriously impact their chances of...

Day in the life of a trainee solicitor

Josephine Rogers is a trainee solicitor at Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors. Below, Josephine talks graduating, how she's found moving into a trainee solicitor role, and what other graduates can do to secure a job in the law.   Why did you want to...

Paralegal covering letter when engaging a new client

As a paralegal practitioner, offering legal services and assistance to the public in general, it’s important to ensure that you make it very clear on business cards and in respect of your marketing, that you are a paralegal and not a solicitor or...

A chat with Spencer Shaw Solicitors Director Ian Jones

Ian Jones is the Director and Principal Solicitor at Spencer Shaw Solicitors. He was also previously a Partner and Head of Litigation with larger firms, before setting up Spencer Shaw in 2007. Below, he gives us an insight into his career and how he made...

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