Advice for Solicitors

Tips and advice for your career
Day in the life of an Employment Solicitor

Day in the life of an Employment Solicitor

Today, we're joined by Marie Walsh, who is a specialist employment solicitor currently working at her own practice based in central Leeds, called Consilia Legal. The practice specialises exclusively in Employment Law, Workplace Mediation, Family Law and...

5 essential skills for your Solicitor’s CV

5 essential skills for your Solicitor’s CV

In the legal industry, competition for jobs is fierce. In order to land your ideal role, your solicitor CV needs to stand out with strong and relevant skills. As well as sharing your experience, achievements and job history, your CV should highlight your...

How to write a CV template for a Solicitor

How to write a CV template for a Solicitor

Regardless of whether you're moving into criminal law, corporate law or immigration law, it can be difficult to land the job you want. The first step is writing an excellent CV that stands out from the competition. Writing a CV is challenging and time...

How to prepare for your NQ interview

How to prepare for your NQ interview

Congratulations on being invited to interview for an NQ position! Now it’s time to prepare. We’ve put together this 10-step guide to help get you through your NQ interview. We know you might not have had an interview in a while as you’ve been completing...

The busy Lawyer’s guide to being kind to yourself

The busy Lawyer’s guide to being kind to yourself

In the busy world of being a lawyer, it’s become increasingly important to be more proactive in taking care of yourself and your mental well being. As it’s International Be Kind to Lawyers Day, and because we’re a caring bunch over here at Simply Law Jobs, we’ve...

A guide to commercial awareness

A guide to commercial awareness

What is commercial awareness? Commercial awareness can be one of the most important skills in helping you secure a job. It has become one of the most employable attributes for jobseekers to have, and not just in the legal industry. Despite the importance placed on it...

How to qualify as a solicitor

How to qualify as a solicitor

The route to becoming a solicitor can be complex and take several years. There are a few qualification paths you can take, so we’ve put together this step by step guide to help you choose which is for you. We will take you through the graduate route, the...

How to apply for newly qualified solicitor jobs

How to apply for newly qualified solicitor jobs

How to find newly qualified solicitor jobs When an individual has completed a training contract they will be entered onto the roll of solicitors. They can then apply for a practising certificate and join The Law Society as a fully fledged member. This is...

Law conversion courses: A guide to the GDL

Law conversion courses: A guide to the GDL

You don’t need a degree in law to become a lawyer. Studying law at undergraduate level can be a great foundation for your career, however, law conversion courses, such as the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), are just as well regarded. Legal firms recognise that many of...

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