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5 Leadership Skills You Need to Know in the Law Industry

A lot goes into being a good lawyer, and a good leader. While these are two separate roles, being a good leader can help make your job as a lawyer a little easier. There are some skills that are important to both and being strong in those skills can help...

Essential skills for a legal associate

What skills will really shine on a legal associate’s CV? Legal associates are qualified solicitors employed at a firm, normally working under the supervision of a partner or senior associate. Usually, you would be working on a fixed salary. The life of an...

What legal professionals find frustrating about their job search

We recently ran a survey where we asked professionals in the legal industry what aspects of their job search they found most frustrating.We surveyed over 200 jobseekers on Simply Law Jobs. Here’s what they told us about their job search:  What do you find...

What is PQE?

PQE stands for 'Post-Qualified Experience'. This is usually represented as years or half years for solicitors. It's also applicable to legal executives. E.g. If a solicitor was admitted to the Roll in England and Wales in September 2005, they would have 5...

6 transferable skills to put in your paralegal CV

Applying for paralegal roles successfully will require a strong CV; but if you are new to the industry, you may not have a huge amount of legal experience to write about.But that doesn’t mean you don’t have anything valuable to offer, because you probably...

How to answer “What can you bring to this role?”

One of the questions you should always be prepared to answer at an interview is: "What can you bring to this role?"You should have an idea of your unique skill set and how the role would benefit  from your knowledge and expertise. "What can you bring to...

Transferable skills for a Legal Secretary

Are you pursuing a career as a Legal Secretary? You might be worried about the standard of your CV, particularly if you don't have any previous experience to contribute to this role. Don't sell yourself short - there are plenty of transferable skills which can be...

Simply Law Jobs launches first annual jobseeker report

Simply Law Jobs is proud to reveal that we have launched our first ever annual report for 2018!The report covers data collected around jobseekers in the legal industry from our website in 2017-18, and was created to guide hiring managers with their recruitment...

Two things a Paralegal should never do

It is great news for both consumers and paralegals that, with the opening up of legal services to consumers, giving them the opportunity to attain access to justice at a reasonable cost, more and more paralegals are gaining Licences to Practise and opening...

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