Advice for Solicitors

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...

Self care strategies for stressed trainee Solicitors

Self care strategies for stressed trainee Solicitors

As a trainee you’re going to be constantly learning, dealing with new situations, and working long hours — it’s natural to be stressed out sometimes. But it’s important to take steps to reduce and manage your stress levels before it takes over your life. We’ve covered...

The step by step guide on how to become a Solicitor in 2021

The step by step guide on how to become a Solicitor in 2021

Thinking of becoming a solicitor? The job can be a rewarding role that regularly challenges your intellect, and provides plenty of exciting opportunities. As a solicitor, you will play a big part in life for many people. You will be the first point of contact for...

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.  ...

Day in the life of a trainee solicitor

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 law.   Why did you want to get into the law?...

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