Ben Tansey studied Law at Durham University. He completed a few vacation schemes in the City, and, after receiving offers from two different firms, accepted a training position at Weil Gotshal & Manges which started in March 2016. He has kindly shared with us his top 10 tips on securing a training contract.
Lydia Williams studied at York University and started her training contract with Travers Smith in September 2017. Here, Lydia reflects on her experience of the application process and offers 10 insightful tips on choosing a law firm that's right for you.
RPC is pleased to announce two new training contract opportunities in our Bristol office in 2018. We welcome applications from both a law and non-law background. But you'll need to get in quick and be ready to start in September 2018, with the LPC already under your belt.
Clifford Chance has today (1 August) launched IGNITE, a new London-based training contract focused on law tech.
You’ve made it! You’ve sat (and passed) an infinite number of exams, endured the stress of interviews and assessment days and secured a training contract. And now your first day as a trainee solicitor has finally arrived.
The Lex 100 offers some tips to get you through your first days, weeks and, let’s face it, months of being a trainee.
The impressive retention rates posted by some law firms this spring demonstrate a buoyant market for newly qualified lawyers. But what happens when those trainee reins are severed and you’re let loose in legal practice? Kate Durcan speaks to NQs and training managers about their experiences.
If you’re passionate about criminal law and delivering justice, joining the Crown Prosecution Service could be the career for you. Kate Durcan dropped by the CPS’s London HQ to cross-examine the recruitment team and current trainees on what it takes to be a prosecutor.
Having covered more miles than a general election canvasser, Lex completes its review of the regions in the South of England (excluding London), where trainees enjoy a healthy work-life balance and top-notch career prospects. Report by Kate Durcan.
As we continue the Lex series of regional reviews, trainees at leading law firms in the Midlands reveal why they have the best of both worlds: first-class training and an enviable quality of life. Kate Durcan reports.
Depending on the firm, the option of a client secondment during your training contract may come your way. Is it career smart or career foolish to spend a seat in-house? Kate Durcan finds out.
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