Advice for Solicitors

Solicitors and Paralegals – what’s the difference?

Solicitors and Paralegals – what’s the difference?

In this article, our partners NALP discuss the difference between solicitors and paralegals, and how paralegals are now undertaking more of the work needed at a fraction of the cost, however, there are six key areas only to be undertaken by a solicitor. With the...

Becoming a solicitor – tips and advice

Becoming a solicitor – tips and advice

Introducing Amna  We recently spoke with Amna Afzal, Amna is an in-house solicitor and kindly shared valuable tips and advice learned from her journey to becoming a solicitor.   Why did you choose a career in the legal industry? Becoming a solicitor has been a...

A day in the life of a family law solicitor

A day in the life of a family law solicitor

Introducing Natalie Natalie Nero is a family solicitor at Machins Solicitors LLP, her typical day is, like so many of us, considerably different than it was before the pandemic. Natalie is now settled into the ‘new normal’, and has kindly shared what she gets up to on...

Interview with a future trainee solicitor at White & Case

Interview with a future trainee solicitor at White & Case

In this article our partners The Student Lawyer interviews Natasha Parsons, a future trainee solicitor at White & Case. Natasha explains how as a non-law graduate she obtained a vacation scheme and a training contract at an International law firm. Natasha...

Interview with a future trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy

Interview with a future trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy

In this article our partners The Student Lawyer interview Hafsah Nawaz, a future trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy. Hafsah shares her tips as a brand ambassador, why she chose her firm and her extra-curricular experiences.   Can you briefly introduce...

The Student Lawyer mentorship scheme

The Student Lawyer mentorship scheme

Our partners, The Student Lawyer are currently running the third round of their mentorship scheme, where they aim to match aspiring lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds with mentors in the legal profession. The last few years have seen a much-needed focus on...

What is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam?

What is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam?

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), which will come into force in September 2021, is the new assessment that all individuals must qualify as solicitors in England and Wales.  The SQE has been proposed in light of the recent changes made to the qualification...

An insight into the career of an immigration solicitor

An insight into the career of an immigration solicitor

Introducing Faysal  We recently caught up with Faysal Yaqoob, an immigration solicitor at Fountain Solicitors’ busy Manchester office. Fountain Solicitors are a national firm of solicitors with offices in Walsall, Newport, Birmingham and Manchester specialising in a...

Trainee and newly qualified solicitor salaries for UK law firms

Trainee and newly qualified solicitor salaries for UK law firms

The reasons why many choose to take a solicitor career path are that it is a respected and exciting profession, highly rewarding, and with great career progression opportunities. However, that’s not all. Becoming a solicitor comes with an idea of more than...

Tips for effective legal writing

Tips for effective legal writing

Our partners, The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs cover the top tips for effective legal writing below:  Good writing skills are fundamental for any Legal Secretary. Most jobs in the legal sector will have some reference in the job description to “excellent...

A day in the life of a trainee solicitor (secondment)

A day in the life of a trainee solicitor (secondment)

Introducing Ellen Ellen Robinson is a trainee solicitor at Burges Salmon LLP, on secondment to the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office. We recently caught up with Ellen who kindly shared with us a snapshot of her typical day as a trainee solicitor.   At the...

A day in the life of a trainee solicitor

A day in the life of a trainee solicitor

We recently caught up with Robin Gronbech, to uncover what life is like as a trainee solicitor. Robin kindly shared his daily routine, hopes for the future, and key advice for aspiring solicitors.    Why did you choose to pursue a legal career?  I became...

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