Charlotte Lakin suggests paralegals look at the bigger picture and look at alternative routes to qualification.
Spending a seat in the Law Societies’ Office in Brussels is not only a great opportunity for the trainee, but also for their firm.
Thinking of a move in-house? Rachel Brushfield, career strategist and coach, explores how to plan the career you want in 2020 and shares career planning strategies and tips to help you get started.
I don’t commonly use sporting metaphors, but it’s difficult to describe the pending Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) application to the Legal Services Board (LSB) - asking for permission to change the standard of proof in the former’s disciplinary proceedings from the criminal to the civil standard - as anything but an open goal. As the SDT somewhat gleefully notes in their application, the LSB has very clearly indicated its enthusiasm for such a change in the recent past, suggesting ...
The Junior Lawyers Division recently released the results from its annual resilience and wellbeing survey. As with previous years, they make grim reading.
While the legal profession is making steady progress at becoming more diverse, it is not yet representative of the demographic of society.
In this series we invite junior lawyers to talk about projects or initiatives which may inspire other junior lawyers. If you have done something interesting or inspirational which you think other junior lawyers would like to hear about we want to hear from you.
Therese Prince, a legal adviser at the Law Society, and Hannah Child, a trainee at DWF talk about their recent trip Rwanda delivering legal training and capacity building.
Kirstie Goulder, the youngest president of a local law society, answers questions on her decision to become a lawyer and her experiences of working with local law societies.