Advice for Solicitors

A chat with Spencer Shaw Solicitors Director Ian Jones

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 it to this...

Life as a solicitor

Life as a solicitor

Carol-Anne Baker is a Consultant Solicitor who has worked for Bridge Law Solicitors over the past two years. Below, she provides us an insight into her career and how she got there:   Tell us a bit about the company and what you do there The firm is quite a newly...

Average criminal lawyer salary in the UK

Average criminal lawyer salary in the UK

The salary of a criminal lawyer in the UK can vary based on a range of factors such as experience, specialisations and especially by region. This article outlines the average UK salary, region by region, as well as giving a brief insight into how to become...

What is the law conversion course?

What is the law conversion course?

Have you completed a non-law degree but are now interested in moving in to the law? There is an option for you to do this, through completing a conversion course.   Does it matter if your first degree is a law degree or not? No. All that matters is that you get...

Writing a cover letter for a solicitor

Writing a cover letter for a solicitor

A cover letter could be the difference between you being invited for an interview or not, so it’s worth taking the time to consider what key points you want to include. Whether you’re an experienced solicitor, or you just received your LLM, you’ll need to present the...

What it’s like to work as a serious fraud lawyer

What it’s like to work as a serious fraud lawyer

Shahid, as a Director of DPP Business & Tax and DPP Law Ltd, is a specialist lawyer in Serious Fraud cases and over the years has acted for a number of high profile individuals in defending them against the most serious of high-value fraud charges and...

What is the Legal Practice Course (LPC)?

What is the Legal Practice Course (LPC)?

If your dream is to become an accomplished solicitor, you’ll need to tackle the unavoidable Legal Practice Course (LPC) once you’ve completed university. The LPC is a key element of vocational training to become a solicitor. It is an intense and costly route toward...

Why you should think about moving to London if you are a solicitor

Why you should think about moving to London if you are a solicitor

Many of us choose to relocate at some point in our lives for a new job. Others might have somewhere specific in mind that they would 100% like to live - all you have to do is find the right job there.We wanted to hone in on one of the most popular places...

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...

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