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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 magic circle corporate paralegal

A day in the life of a magic circle corporate paralegal

Introducing Amy Amy Law is an LPC/LLM student at Northumbria University and a corporate paralegal in a magic circle firm.   Why did you choose to pursue a career in law? I always loved watching court room dramas growing up – Law & Order was a favourite in my...

What salary you may expect as a paralegal

What salary you may expect as a paralegal

By Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) The first point to make when it comes to paralegal salaries is that they vary dramatically depending on where your employer is located, who your employer is and the kind of...

What it’s like to be a law student turned legal secretary

What it’s like to be a law student turned legal secretary

Introducing Myfanwy We recently caught up with Myfanwy Sequeira, a law graduate who now works at Brockbanks as a legal secretary. Myfanwy kindly shared the path she took as a student, her 3 key pieces of advice for aspiring legal professionals, and an insight into...

10 Tips on preparing for law school

10 Tips on preparing for law school

Many students start thinking about their career choices while they are still at school. If you're looking for admission to a law school, you better start preparing early. Getting into a law school can be difficult; you need to possess several skills, such as – solving...

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...

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