Hear from Charlotte Parkinson and James Kitching about their time on the JLD executive committee and how they have benefited professionally and personally from the experience.
Adele Edwin-Lamerton gives junior lawyers an overview of the work of an employment lawyer.
Greg Smith reviews the SRA’s rationale for the proposed ‘super-exam’ and suggests they need a backup plan.
Rick Thomas lays bare the realities of life as a corporate lawyer
Amy Clowrey provides an insight into her life as a solicitor working with child abuse survivors
Tamasin Dorosti advises junior lawyers on the value of having a mentor to guide your early legal career.
Amy Clowrey talks about her recent visit to Uganda as part of the HLSUTG delegation.
Nick Gore of Carter Thomas Solicitors provides an insight to the volunteering at the EU Rights Clinic.
Junior lawyers at DLA Piper explain how their work with Reprieve makes a difference
Ronald Leung of Dentons talks about taking part in the London Young Lawyers Group Pro Bono Awareness Month.
Adam Hattersley offers advice to trainee solicitors worried about not being retained by their firms.
Amy Clowrey and Rick Thomas of the JLD executive committee report on the recent EYBA summer conference and AGM in Porto in June 2017.
Generation Y’s focus on varied tasks and work-life balance isn’t about being work-shy; it’s about being flexible to get the best out of employees, explains Charlotte Parkinson
Junior lawyers are well placed to promote shared values and benefit from those who fail to see their importance, writes Matthew Allan
What does new technology for the legal services market mean for the role of junior lawyers, wonders James Kitching
Phil Cockayne, Commercial Director at JCI UK, explains how the JLD and JCI International share some common goals and how joint initiatives can be beneficial.
Are employers doing enough to support good mental health in the workplace, asks Kayleigh Leonie
The government should consider alternatives to reducing the NHS’s bill before imposing a costs cap, argues Greg Smith
Move over Battle of the Sexes, the Battle of the Generations has begun in earnest, writes Beth Forrester
LGBT history month is a chance to reflect on the challenges faced by many who fought to overcome antiquated views, writes Amy Clowrey
Solicitors criticised for their pay packets should remember the social and economic contribution they have made, says Bryan Scant
More and more solicitors are suffering from stress at work, potentially affecting both their own wellbeing and the productivity of their businesses. Rita Oscar offers her top tips for managing stress in the legal profession. Read the blog
The response to the High Court’s article 50 judgment has emphasised that there is a distinct lack of constitutional understanding in the UK, writes Adele Edwin-Lamerton
Brogan Solomon explains how junior lawyers can alleviate their firms’ concerns about pro bono work by highlighting the opportunities available and skills they can develop.
Hayley Marsden, a member of the Leeds JLD committee, writes about the value of law fairs for students and also those behind the stalls.
Oliver Haddock of RadcliffesLeBrasseur provides an insight into the volunteering services at Battersea Legal Advice Centre.
Samantha Hirst of Ridley and Hall Legal Limited talks about her work with the Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group (HLSUTG)
Junior lawyers at DLA Piper’s Liverpool office explain how their work on the Liverpool Law Clinic’s Statelessness Project makes a difference.
Louise Taylor of Anthony Gold Solicitors talks about her pro bono work with Centre 70 Legal Advice Clinic.
You’re never too young to start formulating a list of useful business contacts, explains Jonathan Smith
Adele Edwin-Lamerton of the Junior Lawyers Division committee write about her attendance at the European Young Bar Association (EYBA) summer conference and AGM 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany
Should EU law remain compulsory for aspiring solicitors, asks Matthew Allan
Post-Brexit Britain could see female junior lawyers smash the glass ceiling and leave adversity behind, writes Adele Edwin-Lamerton
In the big decisions about the long-term future of the solicitor profession, the voices of the people who will constitute that future should be the loudest, argues Leanne Maund
Benjamin Fraser on why clients are increasing their demand for industry-specific knowledge
Amy Clowrey discusses the factors that indicate when it is time to move firm, and when you should stay put.
The government consultation on postgraduate funding could be good news for LPC students and social mobility in the legal profession, writes Charlotte Parkinson
Ben Wild, trainee solicitor at Leathes Prior Solicitors, shares his impressions of his six-month secondment as a trainee solicitor at the Law Society’s Brussels Office Read the blog
Amy Clowrey, JLD executive committee member, reviews the JLD annual conference and ball 2016
Bryan Scant has concerns about the implications of the solicitors qualifying exam for access to the profession
Tamasin Dorosti of the Junior Lawyer Division committee attended a networking event in November 2015 hosted by the Army Legal Service (ALS)s. Here she gives an overview of a career with the ALS.
A wealth of paralegal experience is not always a hindrance in the hunt for an elusive training contract, writes Charlotte Parkinson
Kayleigh Leonie asks whether the offer of a cheaper route into the profession is too good to be true.
Don’t take not being kept on as a reflection on your abilities. But what happens next, asks Jonathan Smith .
Allan Murray-Jones, chair of the Law Society’s education and training committee, discusses the new Voluntary Code of Recruitment for Trainee Solicitors following its introduction earlier this year.
Adele Edwin-Lamerton of the JLD executive committee talks about the importance of addressing work related stress and identifying coping mechanisms.
Tamasin Dorosti of the JLD committee writes about a recent seminar she attended about the legal aspects of doing business in Pakistan.
The JLD has recently coordinated with the New Zealand Law Society’s Auckland Young Lawyers committee to interview Caroline Laband
Josie Beal of Prettys Solicitors talks about the volunteering services at the Suffolk Law Advice Centre run by the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality.
Laura Pearce of JFH Law talks about her work with the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme.